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This Is What It Looks Like To Land C-5 Galaxy

Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:35 am

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the largest western military aircraft ever built, and fully loaded it can weigh nearly a million pounds. One of the most amazing, and troublesome, of its components are its finicky landing gear, especially the twin truck nose gear that kneels so cargo can be loaded via the Galaxy's front door.
Many of the C-5's issues have supposedly been addressed in the new C-5M Super Galaxy, which has a new glass cockpit, more powerful CF6 engines, updated wiring, skin, landing gear and a host of improvements aimed at fixing the C-5's historically low reliability, along with adding wildly enhanced performance.
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RE: This Is What It Looks Like To Land C-5 Galaxy

Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:04 am

Cool video, thanks for sharing.
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RE: This Is What It Looks Like To Land C-5 Galaxy

Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:47 pm

The C-5M made few changes to the landing gear. Actually the kneeling system works pretty well, and does not have a lot of issues. The big changes other than the obvious engine systems was electrical generation, air conditioning/ bleed air, yanking MADARS III and installing EDS in it's place. Over the years landing gear, while very complex, has gotten better. Not so much with the other systems on the plane. What really needed attention was the liquid nitrogen/FSS, but that was ignored. My guess it is too much of a mess to even attempt to fix.

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