Ninth C-5 Galaxy Inducted For Modernization
Lockheed Martin inducted the ninth aircraft to modernize to a C-5M Super Galaxy on Sept. 29. Based at Dover Air Force Base, Del., this aircraft has the distinction of being the last C-5B produced for the U.S. Air Force.
Throughout its career, it has supported the warfighter’s operations in Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It has delivered cargo in locations such as Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Singapore, Spain and Turkey. Tail number 0045 has accumulated nearly 18,000 flight hours and more than 4,200 full-stop landings.
Source: Marietta, Ga., September 29th, 2011 -- http://www.lockheedmartin.com
Photo: U.S Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy (Lockheed Martin photo by Todd McQueen)