Super Galaxy Now in Service

AIN Defense Perspective » October 15, 2010
The U.S. Air Force last month took delivery of the first of its 52 upgraded L...
The U.S. Air Force last month took delivery of the first of its 52 upgraded Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxys.
October 14, 2010, 2:21 PM

After four years of flight tests, the first upgraded Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy was redelivered to the U.S. Air Force late last month. The most significant of the more than 70 changes in the reliability enhancement and re-engining program is the replacement of the four GE TF39 turbofans with modern GE CF6-80C2 engines that deliver 22 percent more thrust, improved fuel consumption and lower noise. A total of 52 C-5s will be modified, almost all C-5Bs built in the 1980s. The Air Force has not yet decided whether to re-engine a similar number of older C-5As.

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