Aircraft Photo of 68-0213 / 80213 | Lockheed C-5C Galaxy (L-500) | USA - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:68-0213
Serial Painted:80213
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-5C Galaxy (L-500)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):500-0016
City / Airport:Los Angeles - InternationalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KLAX   IATA: LAX   Local: LAX   Other: -
Photo Date:28 October 1994
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 6239
Photo Comment

This is one of only two C-5Cs to have ever existed, modified to transport complete rocket and space station components. For this, the troop compartment was removed and the aft cargo door was enlarged. It was later converted to C-5M.
This 60th AMW aircraft from Travis AFB presents a nice view of its impressive undercarriage, as it climbs out of Los Angeles' southern-most runway. A four-wheel nose gear and four six-wheel main bogies enable the C-5 to operate from semi-prepared airfields.

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