On Feb. 22, 2017, the US Air Force delivered four AH-64 Apache helicopters to Ramstein AB, Germany, in two C-5 Lockheed Galaxy aircraft. The C-5 is the largest aircraft in the Air Force inventory and brought the Apache helicopters from Fort Bliss, Texas as part of the build up supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Watch the Apache helicopters being unloaded from the Air Force C-5
Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told reporters Wednesday that the delivery shows the rapid capability of the service to move required equipment abroad, and provide continued reassurance to European allies.
“The speed of the CAB [Combat Aviation Brigade’s] arrival ensures we have additional combat firepower and support if needed at the time and place of our choosing,” US Army Col. Todd Bertulis, EUCOM deputy director of logistics, said in a release. “Through the Air Force’s rapid and global strategic reach, we have the ability to reinforce our rotary assets in hours.” – Air Force Magazine
So did you watch the video and figure out how many Apache helicopters the C-5 can hold? The answer is three. One C-5 carried the maximum of three and the second C-5 just one Apache on this transport.
Featured image of an Army AH-64 Apache helicopter being unloaded from a C-5M Galaxy at Ramstein AB, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve by SSgt. Timothy Moore, US Air Force.