One of the largest airplanes in the world -- a jet that forever changed America's military and airline industry -- is turning half a century old.
When you see a C-5 Galaxy on the ground for the first time, the first thing that strikes you is... it's freakishly huge.
Length: 247 feet. Wingspan: wider than a Boeing 747-400. The pilot sits about three-and-a-half stories high in the cockpit, and the plane's T-tail stands as tall as a six-story building.
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