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N 39° 7.038', W 75° 27.387'

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The most noticeable and revolutionary design feature of Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is its immense size. Other large aircraft played important roles in aviation history, but none of those giants could haul anything, anywhere, anytime as well as the C-5. Today, the C-5 continues to combine greatness with unromantic achievement.

The C-5 was the biggest and heaviest airplane in its class when test pilots thundered aloft for the first time on 30 June 1968. Today, the upgraded C-5M Super Galaxy continues to be the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory.

Whether it's supporting humanitarian relief efforts or supplying warfighters across the globe, the C-5 can carry almost every item in the U.S. military inventory, over greater distances, and more reliably and efficiently than any other strategic airlifter.

In October 1974, the museum's C-5 became the first and only aircraft in history to launch an intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) in flight.
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Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 460540 N 4329892
Decimal Degrees39.11730000, -75.45645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.038', W 75° 27.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 2.28" N, 75° 27' 23.22" W
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