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    SYNOPSIS: AUDIO
    THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRCRAFT -- THE U.S. AIR FORCE'S C-5 GALAXY -- WAS ROLLED?

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    SYNOPSIS: AUDIO
    THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRCRAFT -- THE U.S. AIR FORCE'S C-5 GALAXY -- WAS ROLLED OUT OF ITS HUGE HANGAR AT THE LOCKHEED-GEORGIA COMPANY TODAY.

    THE GIANT NEW CARGO CARRIER -- DEVELOPED UNDER DIRECTION OF THE AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND -- WILL REVOLUTIONIZE AIR TRANSPORTATION.

    WHEN IT FLIES FOR THE MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND, IT WILL CARRY ENTIRE COMBAT UNITS -- WITH THEIR VEHICLES AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT -- ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WITHIN 24 HOURS -- A RAPID STRATEGIC MOBILITY PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN.

    AND THIS CARGO CARRYING CAPABILITY -- THREE TIMES THAT OF PRESENT JET FREIGHTERS -- WILL REDUCE COSTS PER TON-MILE TO NEW LOWS.

    FIRST GALAXY FLIGHT IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE; DELIVERY TO THE AIR FORCE, JUNE, 1969.

    THE GIANT JET HAS TWO DECKS.

    ALMOST ONE HUNDRED PERSONNEL CAN BE SEATED IN THE TOP DECK.

    IT WILL CARRY A PAYLOAD OF TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS IN THE LOWER CARGO DECK LOADING IS QUICK, WITH DOORS AT BOTH ENDS AND RAMPS THE FULL WIDTH OF THE FUSELAGE TO ALLOW THREE LANES OF VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

    DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF AN INITIAL FIFTY-EIGHT GALAXIES WILL COST APPROXIMATELY TWO BILLION DOLLARS. SOME TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY SUBCONTRACTORS AND NEARLY EIGHTEEN HUNDRED SUPPLIERS WILL FURNISH PARTS AND SUBASSEMBLIES FOR MANUFACTURE BY THE LOCKHEED-GEORGIA COMPANY.

    AND THE COMPANY REPORTS IT IS DISCUSSING PRODUCTION OF EVEN HEAVIER AIRFREIGHTERS FOR THE FUTURE, USING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED FROM TODAY'S GIANT GALAXY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6M7HMCH6MJQW21R6RXJU0KZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6M7HMCH6MJQW21R6RXJU0KZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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