Eighth C-5B Inducted To Become Super Galaxy

Marietta, GA, August 4, 2011 --

The sun shines above the newest addition to the C-5M modernization program. Tail number 85-0003, a C-5B Galaxy, is the eighth aircraft inducted into modernization production line to become a Super Galaxy.

This aircraft is based at Dover Air Force Base, Del. It was first delivered to Dover AFB on November 4, 1986. Throughout its career, this aircraft has supported the warfighter's operations in Desert Storm and, since 2003, it has delivered cargo in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Italy, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Qatar, Spain and Turkey. Tail number 85-0003 has accumulated more than 19,000 flight hours and more than 4,500 full-stop landings.

There are two more inductions scheduled for 2011.