Can anyone comment about the "boiler room" of the C-5 Galaxy? What is it like in there? Can you really crawl down into the wing or is this an urban legend? (I thought the wing contained FUEL TANKS.) Does anyone ever go into there inflight, or is it unpressurized?
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is ABOVE the cargo bay, and separates the forward crew area from the rear troop compartment. As far as I can tell, the "room" is about 10 or 20 feet long and houses the wingbox. I have the 1TO-C5A but it doesn't say anything about this except that there's smoke detectors in there, and there's only a crude diagram of what's inside.
Unfortunately I had a chance to see it once about 20 years ago, but the maintenance guy could not get the door open! I had the impression nobody goes in there very much.
Anyway, it sounds like a great place to pack an extra 10 or 20 rugged soldiers.