Re: C5 Galaxy at SFO?

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:53:21 
From:         westin* (Stephen H. Westin)
Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics
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  or MIME structure (David Bromage) writes:
> Hugh Dickson ( wrote:
> > Aloha,   Could have been the support stuff for Al Gore's visit
> > to SFO on 3/8.  The secret service used to use C-141
> Always? They brought a C-5 to Australia when Clinton visited. The pilot
> took some convinging that he'd have to do a 180 at the end of the runway
> at Canberra as it was too heavy for the taxiway.

That's hard to believe, as a C-5B has less MGTOW than most 747-400s,
and more wheels to carry it on. MGTOW for a 747-400F or passenger
model is 800,000-875,000lb (from Boeing's web site); C-5 is 769,000
(from <>). The C-5
has 28 wheels on the undercarriage, the 747 only 18. It's designed to
work from a dirt runway, after all, which has rather less
load-carrying capacity than reinforced concrete.

Don't 747's operate from Canberra?

-Stephen H. Westin
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