There is no mistaking the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, it’s just so damn big. In fact, the C-5 is the biggest plane in the entire United States Air Force. These planes go all over the world hauling the biggest cargo and never cease to amazing the masses with their size.
Since its introduction in 1970, there have been few planes that could even come near the size and hauling power of the C-5 Galaxy. With a wingspan of 222 feet, the Galaxy is bigger than big and really has some room to move. The nose tips upward so you can fit just about anything inside the Galaxy’s massive cargo hold. The can fit attack helicopters, tanks, Humvees, other planes, they can even go as big as an entire nuclear submarine.
If you hang around Air Force Bases every once in a while you will see on touchdown and it is quite a sight to see. This video shows a massive C-5 coming in for a landing at RAF Mildenhall, so sit back and wait for the big drop.