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This C-5 Galaxy Screams As It Performs An Extremely Short Take Off

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Takeoff Songs | This C-5 Galaxy Screams As It Performs An Extremely Short Take Off | Frontline Videos
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The Sound Of Freedom...And Supplies Coming In.

First taking flight in 1968, Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is a monster. With a wingspan of 222 ft. 9 in., length of 247 ft. and a payload of 270,000 lbs., this thing can fit and transport a fuselage of a C-130.

It's true, check out the picture below.

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In this video, you'll see this behemoth taking off in a very quick way. Although its takeoff roll is about 8,400 ft., this seemed a bit shorter (there's really no way of knowing from the video, but it didn't seem like she was rolling for that long.)

One thing to notice is the sound. Although the new Super Galaxies (C-5Ms) have newer engines, namely, General Electric's F138-GE-100s which are quieter, they still sound haunting. We recommend you start this at low volume and adjust it accordingly, because once this thing gets up and going it could really pierce your ears.
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