Greatest payload - Lockheed Martin C-5M
Super Galaxy set world record
MARIETTA, Ga., USA -- The C-5M Super Galaxy
was loaded with pallets totaling 176,450 pounds (representing
only 62% of the C-5M's maximum payload capability) on September
13, 2009, when the Dover Air Force Base, Del., aircrew departed
on a mission that set the new world record for theGreatest payload.
The previous world record for the
payload was 161,023 pounds set in 1993.
This weight exceeds the capability of any
other Air Force airlifter, yet represents only 62% of the
C-5Mís maximum payload capability.
The Dover Air Force Base, Del., aircrew departed
on a mission that set a total of 41 world records. This was
the first of those world records.
"We are very thankful for the support from
the U.S. Air Force and Team Dover for making these records
possible," said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 program
vice president. "The world record-breaking capabilities of
C-5M are ensuring the warfighters receive the support they
need to accomplish their mission."
The C-5M is a modernized version of
the A, B and C models of the C-5 and has redefined strategic
airlift with its unique capabilities and increased reliability.
It is also the most cost-effective upgrade for the taxpayer.
The modernization program literally pays for itself through
operational and maintenance savings.
The C-5M's demonstrated improvements in
performance and efficiency validate the tremendous value to
the taxpayer in modernizing proven and viable aircraft. The
C-5 can carry twice the cargo of other strategic airlift systems
and is the only strategic airlifter with the capability to
carry 100 percent of certified air-transportable cargo.
The National Aeronautic Association
(NAA), as the official record keeper for U.S. aviation, tracks
dozens of world and national record attempts each year and
annually selects the most memorable.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed
Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000
people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research,
design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment
of advanced technology systems, products and services. The
Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.