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Air Force looks to use fleet’s largest cargo plane for medical evacuations | We Are The Mighty

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The Air Force is moving ahead to certify the cargo hold of its largest plane, the C-5M Super Galaxy, for use in medical evacuations for both casualties of war and victims of natural disasters.

Nearly as long as a football field, the Super Galaxy has significantly more capacity than the C-17, the largest aircraft used by the Air Force for aeromedical evacuations in the cargo area.

The Super Galaxy is certified for such evacuations using its passenger area, not its cargo hold.

This month, the Air Force completed a two-year initiative to prepare, equip and test the Super Galaxy for the broader certification.

Its cargo floor can accommodate 89 unstacked litters, twice as many as the C-17, which can fit 48 unstacked litters, according to a statement provided to Stars and Stripes by the Air Mobility Command. A C-130 can move only 15 patients on its cargo floor.

Source: Air Force looks to use fleet’s largest cargo plane for medical evacuations | We Are The Mighty

 

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