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Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:17 am

Anybody know the tail #? Galaxy5007 has this wired I expect.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article...3/C-5-make-final-landing-Dover-AFB
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:28 am

That's great news for the museum. Can't wait to get a look at it in November.
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:40 am

Hey there, I work at the AMC Museum! If you go on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/amcmuseum) we have pictures and news about the museum and the progress of our C-5A. The tail number, 69-0014, was one of the last remaining "Legacy" C-5As. It has been in flyable storage status since November. 9014 was the first factory delivered C-5A to Dover AFB (2 Aug 1971) and was the first and only aircraft to successfully launch an ICBM out of it. We plan on having a grand opening ceremony during Veteran's Day weekend. The museum can not take possession of the aircraft until FY14, so it will be in storage status here at Dover until October.

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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:55 pm

As a longtime Aerial Porter I have to ask...

Did it have any landing gear, hydraulic, or pressure/cargo door mechanism issues on it's final flight?

  
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:12 am

When they extended the gear, the #4 gear failed to retract on the first touch and go...so they did the remainder of the flight gear down. But other than that, they had no issues. No cargo was on, and there was no load master on board. Just the flight test crew out of Robins.
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:29 am

I will be a bummer if the gear issue has to be fixed. I know when a jet sits in flyable storage there are some standards that apply as far as what is fixed and what is not....I'm not up on that, but I know the Westover guys had to BPO and perform periodic engine runs on their stored jets, and fix what they found wrong. Don't think that made anybody happy....

Maybe different here as that jet won't fly again. Possibly a 107 could be fired off to avoid too much recreational maintenance. That plane won't be popular with the regular flight line guys if transit maint punts that plane to them, and it requires attention, which of course it will. Not there isn't enough going on with the M fleet and the "regular" transient airplanes!

I can be sure that some "midnight shopping" will occur with this plane as far as the legacy parts that the M fleet shares. Should keep the crew entry door closed to keep prowlers away....
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:25 am

Quoting JohnM (Reply 5):
I can be sure that some "midnight shopping" will occur with this plane as far as the legacy parts that the M fleet shares. Should keep the crew entry door closed to keep prowlers away....

John, The aircraft is locked out and basically impounded until October. Nobody can touch our plane for parts...it isn't a CANN bird. The gear retraction problem isn't much of an issue, but they said they had to use the beeper switches to center the gear. When they put the caster switch to center, the # 4 gear didn't return to center. That may be a problem when it comes time to tow it...so it might have to get fixed unless the managed to get it to stay centered. Guess they will find out when it comes time to tow it into fuel cell.

Raptor flight has partial control of the aircraft, TA isn't involved. We are still trying to figure out when we can actually start our work on it. Even though we won't own it till October, we were originally told that we could start doing some prep work on it. However, we have heard of some resistance by some guy at the group level that wants to micro-manage everything.
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:05 pm

Sounds good. Thanks for the update.
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:47 pm

CNN article on 0014 w/ pix of the missile going out the back.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/travel...teman-missile/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:45 pm

I remember getting an intel briefing on this mission. All of us in SAC thought we would be flying C-5As after a while.
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:37 pm

Although the AMC museum probably doesn't have the $$ to do something like this, it would be great to see her painted in the European camo paint scheme. Too bad the NMUSAF had to delay their receiving a C-5, but definitely glad to see that the presidential aircraft and the XB-70 will be on the floor.
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:36 pm

We will never paint it in Euro One; it did its historic ICBM drop in original white and grey...so it will get repainted in that scheme when we raise the money to do so. It'll be a few years though. We had Gemini Jets make a model of 9014 for us, it is on sale at various retailers, including our museum store. All of the markings are accurate from October 1974 when they dropped the minuteman.

Quoting buckeyetech (Reply 10):
Too bad the NMUSAF had to delay their receiving a C-5

We heard they were getting 70-0452 in 2014 or early 2015. We don't know what the significance is behind 0452 though. There are other jets out there that seem a better fit for the museum. Too bad half of them are already in the boneyard.
 
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RE: Dover AMC Museum Gets C-5

Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:52 am

Quoting Galaxy5007 (Reply 11):
We will never paint it in Euro One; it did its historic ICBM drop in original white and grey...so it will get repainted in that scheme when we raise the money to do so.

Great news! She'll look beautiful in the white on grey, wish I could see her fly in that livery!
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