Museum Piece

Posted 11 August 2013
Photo by Michael D. Leister

The first C-5A Galaxy transport for permanent public display was delivered to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Delaware, on 7 August 2013. A crew from the 164th Airlift Wing, the Tennessee Air National Guard unit in Memphis, flew the now-retired aircraft (US Air Force serial number 69-0014) to the museum. In 1971, this aircraft was the first C-5A delivered direct from the then-Lockheed-Georgia Company facility to Dover, as the initial group of C-5s there had been transferred from Charleston AFB, South Carolina. In 1974, this aircraft was used to carry out an air launch test of an LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile. The aircraft, which recorded approximately 19,750 flight hours, will go on display in the fall.