Dover C-5s under the snow

The C-5s in these photos look like Gigantic Snowmen

By Dario Leone
Jan 16 2019
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Maybe it’s because of their massive size, but don’t you think that FREDs in these photos look like enormous snowmen?

Taken on Jan. 13, 2019 at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) the impressive pictures in this post feature 512th Airlift Wing (AW) C-5M Super Galaxy airlifters covered with snow.

The C-5s in these photos look like gigantic snowmen

Maybe it’s because of their massive size, but don’t you think that FREDs in these photos look like enormous snowmen?

The C-5s in these photos look like gigantic snowmen

The 512th AW, located at Dover AFB, Del., is a subordinate unit of 4th Air Force, headquartered at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and Air Force Reserve Command, headquartered at Robins AFB, Ga. Also known as the “Liberty Wing” the 512th AW consists of operations, maintenance and mission support groups, encompassing 16 units which includes a medical squadron and a geographically separated unit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

The C-5s in these photos look like gigantic snowmen

The 512th AW mission is delivering airlift, anytime, anywhere. The 512th AW provides integrated support in the form of aircrews, maintenance, aerial port and allied administrative support delivering full utilization of the C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III under all conditions, up to and including full mobilization.

The C-5s in these photos look like gigantic snowmen

The 512th AW maintains and flies one of the world’s largest transport aircraft, the C-5M Super Galaxy. The C-5s, flown by the 512th AW, are assigned to the Air Mobility Command’s 436th AW, the active-duty host at Dover AFB. The C-5 stretches almost the length of a football field and stands as high as a sixstory building. The cargo compartment is 121 feet long, 19 feet wide, and 13.5 feet high.

The C-5s in these photos look like gigantic snowmen
This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. C-5M Super Galaxy 60th Air Mobility Wing, 349th Air Mobility Wing, 22nd Airlift Squadron, 07-0042 – Travis AFB, CA.

Photo credit: 512th Airlift Wing Facebook Page

Artwork courtesy of AircraftProfilePrints.com


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Dario Leone

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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