LOCKHEED C-5 GALAXY
Title: Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
The C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport sharing a similar configuration to its smaller brother the C-141. Lockheed won the USAF design contest against a Boeing entry (which went on to become the 747) and the first example flew in 1969. However development of the aircraft was beset with technical and financial difficulties. 81 examples of the C-5A were built between 1969 and 1973 but shortly after entering service cracks in the aircraft’s wings were discovered which lead to operational restrictions until a wing re-design was completed.
Production was re-started in 1986 and a further 50 examples of an improved version, the C-5B, were built between 1986 and 1989. These included all the improvements developed for the C-5A, uprated engines, simplified undercarriage, and updated avionics.
This title contains the USAF flight manual for the C-5A and C-5B along with a manufacturer’s technical notebook and a publicity brochure for the C-5. The files have been scanned from the original documents and retain any colour pages unless otherwise stated.