This Is The Screaming Sound Of America’s Biggest Military Plane Taking Off

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This Is The Screaming Sound Of America’s Biggest Military Plane Taking 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 the biggest military aircraft the United States produces. With a wingspan of 222 ft. 9 in., length of 247 ft. and a payload of 270,000 lbs., this aircraft can fit and transport a fuselage of a C-130 Hercules (a smaller cargo plane.)

It’s true, just check out the picture below.

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Photo Credit: SSgt. Catharine Schmidt / Public Domain

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 the plane was in motion for that long before being airborne.)

A picture comparing the size of the C-5 Galaxy with the C-130 Hercules and F-15 Eagle. | Popular Mechanics / Facebook

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 hauntingly loud.

We recommend you start this video at a low volume and adjust it accordingly, because once this thing gets up and going it could really pierce your ears.

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