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C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:12 pm

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?

 
chdmcmanus
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:52 pm

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"
 
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:04 am

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
 
galaxy5
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:53 am

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
 
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:20 am

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
 
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:24 am

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at least five things on the C-5A that were not included on the C-5B because they didn't work all that great or were outdated.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

Wed Jun 06, 2001 4:06 am

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"
 
Guest

RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:08 am

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!
 
galaxy5
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:17 am

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
 
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:40 am

Let's not forget the wings!
 
JohnM
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Thu Jun 07, 2001 10:15 am

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.
 
B747
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RE: C-5 Galaxy Trivia

Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:37 pm

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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