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The first flight of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy was on June 30, 1968. Since then this enormous aircraft has aided the United States Air Force by transporting bulky combat equipment and other cargo. Its immense payload capabilities make the C-5 Galaxy an impressive asset. Performance concerns, however, have resulted in numerous improved models of the orginial C-5, the most recent being the C-5M. The C-5 Galaxy continues to undergo modifications through the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program.




Lockheed Missiles and Space Company


bulk 1972-1973


Tom Moore, Gift, 2006


1.4 Cubic feet


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Technical manuals

Technical drawings

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of review papers of the C-5 Galaxy originally belonging to G.F. Purkey, a member of the review team. Included here are the team review memos of the fuselage, wing, landing gear, pylon, empennage, and general airframe. Also included are the policies and procedures for the review team as well as team review sheets for each aforementioned portion of the C-5 Galaxy.


Technical manuals -- 20th century

Technical drawings


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Topics Aeronautics
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aeronautics, Military


Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Review Papers, Accession number 2006-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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