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Impressive video shows C-5M Super Galaxy Taking Off from Prestwick Airport in a Stunning Wall of Water

The impressive video in this post features a USAF C-5M Super Galaxy departing Prestwick airport in a stunning wall of water.

Filmed by Rob Brown on Friday Feb. 28, 2020, the impressive video in this post features a U.S. Air Force (USAF) C-5M Super Galaxy (84-0060 from Travis Air Force Base) departing Prestwick airport in a stunning wall of water.

As the clip shows, the weather on that day was terrible with almost biblical rainfall which made conditions challenging to say the least. The C-5M arrived at Prestwick the previous day and night stopped before departing back stateside.

The Super Galaxy is equipped with five sets of landing gear, 28 wheels, four General Electric CF6-80C2-L1F (F-138) commercial engines, and a state-of-the-art maintenance diagnostics system. It can carry oversized cargo over intercontinental ranges and can take off and land on relatively short runways.

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Both the nose and aft doors open, allowing ground crews to simultaneously load and off-load cargo from both ends, reducing cargo transfer times. The full-width drive-on ramps at each end enable double rows of vehicles to be transported.

The maintenance diagnostics system has the ability to record and analyze data from more than 7,000 test points, reducing maintenance and repair time.

The C-5M, with a cargo load of 281,001 pounds (127,460 kilograms), can fly 2,150 nautical miles, offload, and fly to a second base 500 nautical miles away from the original destination — all without aerial refueling. With aerial refueling, the aircraft’s range is limited only by crew endurance.

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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