Accession Number:

ADA558193

Title:

C-5M Super Galaxy Utilization with Joint Precision Airdrop System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to determine the viability of utilizing the Joint Precision Airdrop System with the C-5M Super Galaxy weapon system. Specifically, this thesis sought research the ability of the C-5M to use the Joint Precision Airdrop System and to answer four main research questions addressing a cost benefit analysis between the C-5M Super Galaxy and the C-17 Globemaster III. The research questions were answered through a comprehensive literature review and the creation of a model that determined the cost associated with specific range versus payload mission types. The payloads used ranged from 25 short tons, to 400 short tons, with mission ranges looked at between 1000 and 7000 miles. The results from the various model runs were compared to determine which airframe, C-5M or C-17, was less expensive to operate in the mission range.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE