DR56273 Lockheed C-5C Galaxy USAF 60th AMW, 22nd AS, Travis AFB, CA
|Lockheed C-5C Galaxy||7.5"||6.75"|
The 60th Air Mobility Wing (60 AMW) is the host unit at Travis Air Force Base in California. It is the largest air mobility organization in the United States Air Force and is responsible for strategic airlift and aerial refueling missions around the world. Wing activity is primarily focused in the Pacific and Indian Ocean area, including Alaska and Antarctica. Its mission is to provide rapid, reliable airlift of American fighting forces anywhere on earth in support of national objectives and to extend the reach of American and allied air power through mid-air refueling.
Despite their massive size, two C-5 aircraft were especially modified by removing the rear passenger compartment floor and splitting the rear cargo door in the middle. These so-called C-5C versions are able to accommodate odd-sized loads such as satellites for NASA. These two USAF C-5C Galaxy aircraft are based at Travis Air Force Base in California at the disposal of NASA.