C-5M No. 3 Delivered

Posted 24 August 2011
Photo by David Key

The third production C-5M Super Galaxy was delivered to the US Air force on 24 August 2011 at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia. This aircraft (Air Force serial number 85-0005) will undergo internal paint restoration at Stewart ANGB, New York, before returning to its assigned base at Dover AFB, Delaware, in a few weeks. This is the sixth C-5 to have undergone the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program, or RERP, modifications. The first three modified aircraft were flown in the C-5M test program before entering the Air Force's operational fleet. An additional three aircraft are currently on the RERP modification line. Current plans call for a total of fifty-two fully modernized C-5Ms by 2016.

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