Behold, the largest plane in the US Air Force

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Take a Look at the Largest Military Aircraft

At 222 feet across, almost 300 feet in length, and 65 feet above the ground, Lockheed Martin's C-5 Galaxy is the largest transport aircraft in the US Air Force.

With a cargo hull 121 feet long and 19 feet across, the C-5 is a flying warehouse that can carry a combat-ready military unit or deliver necessary supplies anywhere in the world.

The C-5 has a cargo capacity of 142 tons, the equivalent of carrying two M1A1 Abrams tanks, 6 greyhound buses, or 25,844,746 ping pong balls.

In the slides below, see just how awesome the C-5's carrying capacity is.

The largest plane in the US Air Force, C-5 Galaxy (BI)
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Behold, the largest plane in the US Air Force

The C-5 Galaxy absolutely dwarfs humans.

People in line to enter the 445th Airlift Wing's first C-5A Galaxy in 2005

(US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller)

The engine alone is more than 7 feet across.

Staff Sgt. Randall Ard, 730th Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, clears the runway for a C-5 Galaxy at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2015.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Even large helicopters are tiny compared to the C-5.

US Marine Corps Bell AH-1 Sea Cobra helicopters and a Bell UH-1N Twin Huey helicopter are parked on the flight line as a US Air Force C-5A Galaxy aircraft stands by after unloading supplies during Operation Desert Shield on 23 January 1991.

(Photo via US Army)

To ease on and off loading, the C-5 opens from the nose and the tail end.

With four massive engines that each produce the force of about 800 cars, the C-5 sounds amazing. (Sound starts at around the 0:30 mark in the video)

Chinook helicopters fit with ease.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Hauling an A-10 is no problem.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Fighter jets fit too!

Members of the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial port flight and 22nd Airlift Squadron prepare to load a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft onto a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2011.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Here comes the M1 Abrams.

(Photo via US Air Force)

More than 266,000 pounds of cargo and armored vehicles are seen loaded into the C-5 in Afghanistan.

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron work with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade to load vehicles into a C-5 Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

(Photo via US Air Force)

Here the C-5 unloads an 81 foot boat for the Navy.

A C-5 Galaxy offloads an 81-foot boat for the US Navy at Coronado Naval Base, California.

(Photo via SSgt. Angel Gallardo)

The C-130 is a big plane in its own right, but its fuselage fits easily inside the galaxy.

A C-130 Hercules training fuselage is loaded into a C-5 Galaxy for transport to Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y. This was the first time a C-5 transported a C-130 fuselage.

(US Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ty Moore)

In times of trouble, when aide is needed on a huge scale, the C-5 is a welcome sight.

A C-5 Galaxy from the Air Force Reserve Command's 433rd Airlift Wing is ready to depart a deployed location on another mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

(US Air Force photo by Capt. Jeremy Angel)

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