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USAF Accepts Delivery Of First C-5M  
User currently onlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 727 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 8655 times:

From the article:

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123020473

At a roll-out ceremony May 16 at Lockheed Martin's plant in Marietta, Ga., the Air Force accepted delivery of the first C-5M Galaxy, the first of 111 that will undergo modernization at the facility, extending the fleet's life by more than 25 years.

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Two more photos on the linked page - one inside and one more outside - plus a brief video (click on links RH side "view all images" and "C-5M Rollout").

The CF-6 looks pretty good on the C-5 IMO, and I have no doubt the upgrades will increase FRED's reliability.

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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 8650 times:

Quoting KC135R (Thread starter):
The CF-6 looks pretty good on the C-5 IMO, and I have no doubt the upgrades will increase FRED's reliability

One thing is for sure, with the CF-6 the engine shop guys will have a lot of spare time on their hands.


User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 8638 times:

I was going to post the roll out last week, but figured I'd wait until they fly it first...I haven't heard of a firm first flight date yet.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 8568 times:

It will be so strange to have C-5's sounding like 747's on takeoff and landing from now on.

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 8527 times:

What's the "red thing" on the nose?


"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 8521 times:

The red thing on the Nose is a flight DATA Probe.

If you look at origonal C-5s you can se a similar Probe that was installed while the 1st C-5s under whent Flight testing!


User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months ago) and read 8510 times:

I see the name "Beluga" coming into play here. Couldn't they at least repaint it?

/M


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8471 times:

Quoting Lurch (Reply 5):

So this isn't a permanent modification?



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User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8426 times:

Its not permanant. It is installed for flight testing only. They have to do it with the probe(which is orange by the way) so they can calibrate all the computers upstairs and monitor everything that is happening in flight testing. As said already, it was on the original C-5s, only in black. The C-17 and 141 had it as well in flight testing. Once flight testing is done, they'll remove it and put a traditional radome back on. With the info the collect, they can load the proper calibrations in to future C-5Ms without having to do flight testing over and over again. They made it orange so it would be noticable. The people working on that plane for 2 years now aren't exactly used to having a stick coming out the nose)especially when kneeled).

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3863 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8408 times:

"I see the name "Beluga" coming into play here."

Are we allowed to call it a Whalejet?

 Wink



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User currently offlineSeefivein From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8343 times:

I heard that it will be 2 years before others are done ..

Anyone have photo's of the new wing modifications.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8261 times:
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Quoting KC135R (Thread starter):
The CF-6 looks pretty good on the C-5 IMO, and I have no doubt the upgrades will increase FRED's reliability.

A new paint job would be nice. I see that Dover AFB will have her first.



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User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8244 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 11):
A new paint job would be nice

From what I heard, they are going to paint and refurbish it after flight testing before delivering it to us. 86-0013 is the first one, 86-0025 is second, and 69-0024 is third, all Dover birds. The first 17 will be going to Dover. They planned on incorporating it into the PDM process to minimize down time.


User currently offlineB747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8140 times:

I for one would love to see the side view of the new engines. I have worked C-5's for over 12 years, and this is very exciting for me. In fact 86-0013 is the last C-5 I flew on as a flying crew chief, before I PCS'd

Please some one give pics or links to side on shots

Thanks in advance,
Brian



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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

So what is the expected lifespan of FREDy now?? What's the frames lifespan?


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User currently onlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8012 times:

Quoting Greaser (Reply 14):
So what is the expected lifespan of FREDy now?? What's the frames lifespan?

According to globalsecurity.org -

The upgrades include structural improvements that will extend the service life of the C-5 through the year 2040.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/c-5m.htm


User currently offlineSeefivein From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7894 times:

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1527776/posts


In this Air Force photograph, a C-5 gets a new
General Electric CF6 engine at the Lockheed
Martin plant in Marietta. The C-5 airlift fleet is
undergoing major modifications that could result
in major guidance, navigation and engine upgrades.

[Edited 2006-05-27 02:22:32]

User currently offlineSeefivein From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7722 times:

more pic's of the new engines

this engine is listed under the A300 ??

http://www.airguideonline.com/pix/A300cfeng.gif

http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/kc767/kc7674.html

anyone have any others ??


User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7200 times:

What base is the Galaxy from?

Looking good.....  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7099 times:

Quoting Socal (Reply 18):
What base is the Galaxy from?

Dover AFB, Delaware, 436th and 512th AW.


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Article on first flight from today's FI--with pictures!
http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...C-5M+Super+Galaxy+makes+first.html



"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6886 times:

Quoting Socal (Reply 18):
What base is the Galaxy from?

Looking at the plane it says 512th Air Wing, 436th Air Wing.... which is Dover. Any idea why it carries two Air Wing assignments...??



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6886 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 21):
Looking at the plane it says 512th Air Wing, 436th Air Wing.... which is Dover. Any idea why it carries two Air Wing assignments...??

436th is active duty

512th is reserve


User currently offlineMigFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 6850 times:

Looks ready for a jousting tournament...  Big grin

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6814 times:

Quoting Galaxy5007 (Reply 22):
436th is active duty

512th is reserve

So they share the use of the plane...??



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
25 JohnM : Yes they share the airplane. AMC has associate wings that allows active duty and reserve wings to share airframes at the same base. This is common in
26 B747 : That's funny John, I have heard the same complaints so many times. I did however here the opposite one time when a Travis pilot told me he would rath
27 Galaxy5007 : As of Tuesday, Dover doesn't have any more A-models. All ar B models, B AMP models and the 3 C-5Ms (which one was an A-model, but is in the process o
28 Galaxy5007 : Does anyone have video footage of 6013 flying its first flight as a Super Galaxy?
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