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Dover Air Force Base in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

C-5A

Galaxy

 

S/N 69-0014

 
C-5A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
1. C-5A Marker
Inscription.  The most noticeable and revolutionary design feature of Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is its immense size. Other large aircraft played important roles in aviation history, but none of those giants could haul anything, anywhere, anytime as well as the C-5. Today, the C-5 continues to combine greatness with unromantic achievement.

The C-5 was the biggest and heaviest airplane in its class when test pilots thundered aloft for the first time on 30 June 1968. Today, the upgraded C-5M Super Galaxy continues to be the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory.

Whether it's supporting humanitarian relief efforts or supplying warfighters across the globe, the C-5 can carry almost every item in the U.S. military inventory, over greater distances, and more reliably and efficiently than any other strategic airlifter.

In October 1974, the museum's C-5 became the first and only aircraft in history to launch an intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) in flight.
 
Location. 39° 7.038′ N, 75° 27.387′ W. Marker is in Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, in Kent
C-5A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
2. C-5A Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Heritage Road 0.7 miles west of Bayside Drive (Delaware Route 9), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Heritage Road, Dover AFB DE 19902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LGM-30 (within shouting distance of this marker); KC-135E (within shouting distance of this marker); C-45G (within shouting distance of this marker); C-60 (within shouting distance of this marker); U-3A (within shouting distance of this marker); KB-50J (within shouting distance of this marker); UH-1H (within shouting distance of this marker); AN/GPN-20 Airport Surveillance Radar (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover Air Force Base.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
C-5 Outboard Wing Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
3. C-5 Outboard Wing Section Marker
The Outboard Wing Section image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
4. The Outboard Wing Section
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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