Biggest Planes: Past, Present, and Future

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As technology improves, many things get smaller...but some planes get bigger. This is especially true for military aircraft. Let's looks at the biggest, baddest, and most powerful of the bunch.

It would be safe to assume that any piece of machinery that needs to transport multiple military tanks from one place to another has to be pretty large, but you probably have no idea just how big these planes really are. Key players during wartime and military operations, history would have been written very differently if it weren’t for these colossal planes taking part in historic events and enabling them to unfold for better or worse.

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

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Length: 247 ft 1 in

Let's start with this iconic US Air Force plane that's still in service, the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. However, the C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version with modern avionics that should extend its service life past 2040.

The C-5 Galaxy is a massive plane, but it's not the biggest on the list. Click NEXT to see which plane is!