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Super Galaxy rated suitable for service

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 15, 2010
The C-5M is service ready.
The C-5M is service ready.

The C-5M Super Galaxy has been rated as “effective, suitable, and mission capable” by the USAF Operational Test and Evaluation Center.

The C-5M upgrade has seen the TF39 engines of the C-5B replaced with substantially more powerful, efficient and reliable GE CF6 engines, and a comprehensive avionics upgrade performed.

Currently three C-5Ms, two converted C-5Bs and a single C-5A, are in service with the USAF and another 47 C-5Bs and two C-5Cs are scheduled to be upgraded by 2016, giving them a service life out to 2040.

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