Lockheed US Air Force C-5 Galaxy Transport DVD
This DVD is a collection of old vintage films on the amazing C-5 Galaxy, America's largest transport aircraft that began service in 1969. The C-5 has served in all the wars since Vietnam and is still in service. Today, 50 of the 131 C-5's are being modified to the C-5M and will remain in service until 2040. During peacetime, the C-5 was sometimes called the "Candy Store" because of it's humanitarian service around the world. We hope you'll enjoy!
Film #1 - C-5A Development - The C-5 was developed to be able to carry what the more narrow C-141 could not. This story shows the development and production of the C-5A Galaxy as it goes into service. Runtime is about 27 minutes.
Film #2 - C-5A Galaxy Stats - A short film explaining the C-5A statistics. At the beginning of the film, the "Big Boy" as it is called, amazes people that it can fly and its capacity. Then actual Lockheed footage of the C-5A being tested is shown. Takeoffs and multiple landings, in-flight refueling, cargo loading, plus cargo drops. Runtime is about 11 minutes.
Film #3 - The Airlift Command - As the cold war heated up, a need for the USAF to transport goods and services were in great demand. From the airlift of the 1948 Berlin blockade to the humanitarian needs around the world, the USAF transports did it all and the C-5A could carry the biggest loads including troops and military equipment. Runtime is about 16 minutes.
Film #4 - Refueling the C-5A Galaxy - Aerial refueling greatly increased the load capacity and distance of the C-5A. Great footage of the KC-135 refueling the mammoth C-5 Galaxy. Runtime is about 7 minutes.
Film #5 - C-5A and the B-17 Shoo Shoo Baby - A fun and rare historical film on the "Shoo Shoo Baby" - a B-17G Flying Fortress that fought in WW2. After the war, this aircraft was given to Sweden. They converted it into an airliner. After a decade or so, Sweden decided to give her back to the Americans as a token of thankfulness. The USAF flew it back to the USA on a C-5A Galaxy, and restored her. The "Shoo Shoo Baby" is now on display. Runtime is about 4 minutes.
Film #6 - C-5 Galaxy Newsreels - Six short newsreel films with runtime of about 11 minutes:
Total runtime for the Lockheed US Air Force C-5 Galaxy Transport DVD is about 76 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.