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How much can you lift? The Mighty C-5M Super Galaxy

The C-5 Galaxy has been around a long time now. But that’s no reason not to celebrate it’s insane airlift capabilities! They’re just as amazing and relevant today as they were during the ramp-up of the Cold War. Below we’ll take a look at some of the amazing specs, crazy photos, and some great first-hand accounts of flying the largest plane in the US Air Force.

C-5M super Galaxy lifts off at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017. Aircrews fly the new M-model around the world supporting Department of Defense missions with improved capabilities such as fuel efficiency, reduced noise and greater payloads. The Travis AFB mission provides Rapid Global Mobility quickly and decisively in response to unexpected challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Heide Couch)
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C-5 Super Galaxy Airline

Airmen from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, exit a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft during a simulated event, Feb. 2, 2018, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Airmen participated in a week-long base-wide readiness exercise, which evaluated the base’s readiness and ability to execute and sustain rapid global mobility around the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Heide Couch)

Airmen from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, exit a C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft during a simulated event, Feb. 2, 2018, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Airmen participated in a week-long base-wide readiness exercise, which evaluated the base’s readiness and ability to execute and sustain rapid global mobility around the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Heide Couch)

Airmen from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, exit a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft during a simulated event, Feb. 2, 2018, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Airmen participated in a week-long base-wide readiness exercise, which evaluated the base’s readiness and ability to execute and sustain rapid global mobility around the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Heide Couch)