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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III vs Lockheed C-5 Galaxy


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Side-by-Side comparison of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft and the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Strategic Heavy-Lifter Transport Aircraft.
Comparison results are showcased below. Values with a number '0' reflect a 'not available'/NA - this is common with X-plane designs. Rotary-wing (helicopter) systems include their main rotor diameter as part of their 'width'. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Lockheed C-5B
Crew
3
7
Production
279 units [Diff.+148]
131 units [Diff.-148]
Length
173.88 ft (53.00 m) [Diff.-73.20 ft]
247.08 ft (75.31 m) [Diff.+73.20 ft]
Width
169.78 ft (51.75 m) [Diff.-52.95 ft]
222.74 ft (67.89 m) [Diff.+52.95 ft]
Height
55.09 ft (16.79 m) [Diff.-10.04 ft]
65.12 ft (19.85 m) [Diff.+10.04 ft]
Empty Wt.
278,003 lb (126,100 kg) [Diff.-101,986 lb]
379,989 lb (172,360 kg) [Diff.+101,986 lb]
MTOW
585,001 lb (265,352 kg) [Diff.-254,960 lb]
839,961 lb (381,000 kg) [Diff.+254,960 lb]
Power
4 x Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines developing 40,440 lb of thrust each.
4 x General Electric TF39-GE-1C turbofans developing 43,000 lb of thrust each.
Speed
518 mph (833 kph) [Diff.-60 mph]
578 mph (930 kph) [Diff.+60 mph]
Range
5,861 miles (9,432 km) [Diff.-601 miles]
6,462 miles (10,400 km) [Diff.+601 miles]
Ceiling
45,000 ft (13,716 m) [Diff.+10,223 feet]
34,777 ft (10,600 m) [Diff.-10,223 feet]
Armament
None.
None.
Relative Size Comparison
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of your screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in our database then the presented shapes will appear skewed.
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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
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