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    TODAY THE WINGS ATE BEING ATTACHE TO THE BODY OF WHAT WILL BE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRCRAFT...

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    TODAY THE WINGS ATE BEING ATTACHE TO THE BODY OF WHAT WILL BE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRCRAFT...THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE'S C-5A GALAXY...ATT HE LOCKHEED-GEORGIA COMPANY NEAR ATLANTA.

    LET'S WATCH THE FUSELAGE...202 FEET LONG...AS IT MOVES FROM BODYMATE JIG TO THE WING DOCK. TREMENDOUS...

    THE FUSELAGE -- WITHOUT WINGS OR TAIL -- LOOKS LIKE A BLIMP...OR A LEVIATHAN-LIKE SUBMARINE...OR A PORTABLE TUNNEL.

    IT IS AS TALL AS A THREE-STORY BUILDING. WHEN THE TAIL IS ADDED, IT WILL BE SIX STORIES HIGH. CARGO SECTION,ALONE, HAS TWICE THE FLOOR SPACE OF A HOUSE. THE AIR FORCE WILL DRIVE TANKS, TRUCKS, TRACTORS, AND TRAILERS IN THROUGH THE REAR OF THE PLANE AN DOFF THROUGH THE FRONT NOSE OPENING. A SECOND DECK WILL SEAT 100.

    THE TUG -- LOOKING LIKE A BUG PULLING AN ELEPHANT -- INCHED THE MONSTROUS GALAXY BODY OUT OF THE FACTORY...THEN THE TUG OPERATOR BACKED THE FUSELAGE INTO THE BUILDING AGAIN...AND INTO WINGMATE DOCK, WITHOUT ONCE HAVING TO RE-DIRECT HIS COURSE. IT WAS LIKE BACKING THE QUEEN MARY INTO DRY DOCK.

    WINGS ARE BUILT BY AVCO AT NASHVILLE, TENN., AND SHIPPED BY RAIL TO LOCKHEED'S PLANT.

    IN THE WING DOCKS, NEARLY AN ACRE IN SIZE, THE INNER WINGS ARE BEING MATED TO THE BODY.

    WHEN OUTER WINGS AND TIPS ARE ADDED, THE C-5A WILL HAVE A WING SPAN OF 223 FEET.

    THE GALAXY IS DEVELOPED UNDER DIRECTION OF THE SIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND'S AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIVISION FOR THE MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND. THE AIRPLANE WILL ROLL OUT IN FEBRUARY AND FLY IN JUNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSK6KM4K68T4EOE6GO8DA6Z41
    Media URN:
    VLVABSK6KM4K68T4EOE6GO8DA6Z41
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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