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Old 11-04-2016, 04:32 PM
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I saw my first C5 in Nam in 1972- biggest darn thing. It was going overheard and in to land. Amazing .
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While in Naples Italy our new PWD building lined the runway. There was an open balcony the entire length of the top floor. When one of these took off the balcony was full of Italians PWD workers and a few of us military to watch it take off. Very slow speed when it lifted off for such a big bird 75-90 MPH

Hard to believe they are phasing it out for the C-17 that carries 50 tons less than the C5

practical terms is that it can transport twice as many armored vehicles or missile batteries or supply pallets per sortie. And while the C-17 is more agile, the C-5 lands every day in remote places like Kandahar, Bagram and Kabul
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I sat in the Copilots chair of a C-5 back in 1977. Impressive view from up there.
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I rode across the Pacific in one in 1973. The gear got stuck down after leaving Wake and we were "marooned" on Oahu for 3 days while it was fixed. I believe there were 8 school buses with us.
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Big ass aircraft. I jumped out of it twice. The jet wash was unbelievable! Blew us downward like wind sheer. Hell of a rush!!!
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Saw one at the Oshkosh Wisconsin air show in about 1995 or so.. Sitting in a lawn chair in the camp ground taking a nap... BIG shadow went over the whole camp and kind of low eerie whistle.. Looked up into the belly of the C5 at about 500 feet as it made a pass across the lake, runway, and grounds..

It landed, like said all seeming in slow motion.. But don't be surprised.. It is so big, like the B52 the speeds will be faster than you think.

It squatted down and opened up.. The 1 ton truck used to pull out the tow bar looked like a Hot Wheels truck.. The tug was as big as a tow truck you would use for a semi truck, but looked like a Tonka truck compared to the plane..

Standing with my hand on the side it looked gigantic...
Impressed the dickens out of me..
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Big ass aircraft. I jumped out of it twice. The jet wash was unbelievable! Blew us downward like wind sheer. Hell of a rush!!!
Never did that but last ride on one was as a civilian TDY to the Goose. Our wing had a detachment there and I was thier engineer - only job was to negotiate the cost split the Canadians and other countries. Got weathered in one time and got a ride on one on its way back to Dover( a week later) . I went up for unit deactivation when US pulled out. Cold cold place.
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Mof, BTW Thank you for your service! Welcome Home Brother!!!
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