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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 05:43:28 PM »
Below are some cool pics of the C-5 Galaxy that crashed while taking off at Dover AFB.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 07:05:54 PM »
those things are mammoth...

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 07:24:41 PM »
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those things are mammoth...


Yep...largest aircraft in the United States Armed Forces.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 07:26:01 PM »
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those things are mammoth...


Yep...largest aircraft in the United States Armed Forces.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 07:27:16 PM »
same size as those russian ones? you know what i am talking about lol  :roll:

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 08:01:19 PM »
AN225 would tower over a C5. I think the AN124 is larger also, I just dont feel like checking specs  :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2006, 05:35:03 PM »
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AN225 would tower over a C5. I think the AN124 is larger also, I just dont feel like checking specs  :wink:


I agree...an Antonov AN-225 (the one that has the ability to carry the Space Shuttle on its back) definetly beats out the C-5. Not so sure about the AN-124, but it's very possible!! :D

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2006, 07:41:02 PM »
i dont know how those things stay in the sky :)

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2006, 08:18:29 PM »
Great pictures!  Thanks for posting them.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2006, 12:17:52 PM »
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i dont know how those things stay in the sky :)


Aerodynamic lift is created by wing camber when air over the top has to travel far... hang on... you were joking...   :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2006, 01:23:35 PM »
O.K here are the stats:

AN-225:  MASSIVE, HUGE
Length: 275 feet, 7 in (84.0m)
Wingspan: 290 feet (88.4m)
Height: 59 feet, 5 in (18.2m)
Empty Weight: 250,5 tons
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1,322,750 lb (600,000kg)

AN-124:  HUGE, But Smaller
Length: 69.1m
Wingspan: 73m
Height: 21m


C-5a:  Bigger than AN-124, But Smaller than the Mammoth
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Outsize cargo transport
Prime Contractor: Lockheed-Georgia Co.
Power Plant: Four General Electric TF-39 engines
Thrust: 43,000 pounds, each engine
Wingspan: 222.9 feet (67.89 meters)
Length: 247.1 feet (75.3 meters)
Height: 65.1 feet (19.84 meters)
Cargo Compartment: height , 13.5 feet (4.11 meters); width, 19 feet (5.79 meters); length, 143 feet, 9 in (43.8 meters)
Pallet Positions: 36
Maximum Cargo: 270,000 pounds (122,472 kilograms)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: C-5B 769,000 pounds (348,818 kilograms) (peacetime), 840,000 pounds (381,024 kilograms) (wartime)
Speed: 518 mph (.77 Mach)
Range: 6,320 nautical miles (empty)
Crew: 7 (pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers and three loadmasters)
Unit Cost: C-5A - $152.8 million (FY98 constant dollars) C-5B - $179 million (FY98 constant dollars)
Deployed: C-5A - 1969, C-5B - 1980
Inventory: Active force and Reserve, 126

References courtesy of af.mil, and various online web pages for the AN company...
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2006, 01:47:05 PM »
Look how small the MD-11 looks in this Airliners.net picture compared to the AN-225:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0664474/M/
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2006, 02:19:11 PM »
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I agree...an Antonov AN-225 (the one that has the ability to carry the Space Shuttle on its back)


That doesn't prove it's big--they carry shuttles on the back of those little bitty 747s too.      :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2006, 05:38:23 PM »
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I agree...an Antonov AN-225 (the one that has the ability to carry the Space Shuttle on its back)


That doesn't prove it's big--they carry shuttles on the back of those little bitty 747s too.      :)



Digger, yea I know that. I was simply identifying it (there are many pics of the 225 with the Shuttle on its back).

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