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C-5 Galaxy Trivia  
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

I thought I would start this topic for some fun. Also, it will bring out some of the little unknowns about this great aircraft.

Q: How many ladders are there on a mission-ready C-5A/B Galaxy?



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User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Let's see,

1 Crew Entry
1 Flight Deck Entry
1 Troop Deck Entry
2 Egress Ladders
1 Rope Ladder
2 T-tail Ladders
1 Crew Chief Ladder

That's 9 that I can think of, who else?

ChD



"Never trust a clean Crew Chief"
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Chdmcmanus,

Very good! Did you have to look in the -1? Just kidding, I wish I still had mine. I was a 436 AW manuals control nco for two years before I separated in 1993. If I had any idea of the Internet or of building The Aviation Zone back then, I would have certinaly keep that C-5 bible!

Mike


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

hey mike do ya want one? i can get ya one if ya give me your address.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Sure, I'd certainly like to have one again. If you could just send me a current -1 (without the bulletins or updates) that would be great!

E-mail me and I'll reply with my mailing address.

mike@theaviationzone.com

Thanks,
Mike


User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Here's another one:

List at least five things on the C-5A that were not included on the C-5B because they didn't work all that great or were outdated.


User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

The Naviguesser? (LOL)

Seriously,
Sextant Port,
Crosswind landing gear,
that tire inflation deal,
Auto Go-Around,
Auto Spoiler,
Rain Repellant,
Ashtrays,

All just guesses, are there any correct?

ChD



"Never trust a clean Crew Chief"
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

I know these are correct....

Crosswind Landing System and
Tire deflation System

How about the....

Fire Suppression System (FSS),
Weight and Balance Computer,
old (highly overpriced POS) Coffee Maker,

Some good upgrades were the....

MADAR,
Seats,
Troop Compt. Intercom System,
Hydraulic Wenches,

And there still isn't a coffee maker that works worth a damn!


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

the ones that where removed where.

1. crosswind gear
2. weight and balance computer
3. HPPS ( high pressure pneumatic system )
4. the MILSTONE intercomm system
5. the Nitrogen fuel scrubbing processor
6. sextant port
7. MADAR 1
8. pnuematic kneeling system
9. FE 1301 system

things that are stiil there or are improvements

1. LPPS is there but is basically inop
2. potable water system is active on B-models
3. MADAR II ( soon to be replaced with MADAR III )
4. L-band SATCOM
5. AFMS
6. navigators are still used for special ops
7. MWS CMDS

4.
3.



"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Let's not forget the wings!


User currently offlineJohnM From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

You guys did real well. However the sextant mount was installed on B's. It was yanked out very soon after arrival at home station. I wish it had stayed, the cockpits came home much cleaner when the inflt vac system was still in service. Also the A's never had an auto spoiler system like the C-141. And go around is still installed on the airplane. G/A will advance throttles if auto throttle is engaged (never done), but only give a stupid G/A light and a pitch up command. Go around would be an excellent system to yank out of FRED tomorrow. It is ME leaving home station which I find quite amusing.

User currently offlineB747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

JohnM : They should change the MEL to reflect this. It is stupid to have it ME when it isn't used. It's stupid things like that which causes tail swaps, and an embarising FMC rate. Maybe you should put in a Form 22 to have it changed, and collect your whopping $125.
Take care,
Brian



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