Throwback Thursday - Dec. 16, 2021

On Dec. 17, 1969, the first production C-5A Galaxy was delivered to the Air Force. Today’s modernized fleet of C-5M Super Galaxies are maintained at the WR-ALC. The aircraft’s main function is to transport cargo and can carry a maximum cargo weight of 281,000 pounds. The length of the aircraft is over 247 feet…longer than the entirety of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight of 120 feet!

PHOTO BY: courtesy graphic
VIRIN: 211130-F-F3494-1003.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.