The military consistently has some of the finest gadgets known to mankind, and that definitely counts when we’re talking about their vehicles. Those commercial passenger planes that you take from Detroit to LA are about to seem incredibly small after you see just how big these military planes can get.
From double-decker layouts to wingspans longer than football fields to six-engine rigs — it’s amazing that some of these aircraft can even get off the ground in the first place. When a plane is taller than a five-story building, it’s no longer a plane, it’s a spectacle. Here are the biggest military aircraft to ever hit the skies.
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
The C-5 Galaxy is an absolutely incredible plane that provides the U.S. Air Force with a heavy intercontinental airlift capable of carrying oversized loads with ease.
It’s one of the largest military aircraft in the world and is extremely expensive to build. The cheapest model of the C-5 goes for around $100.37 million and can range up to about $224.29 million. It still remains active today but was originally introduced in 1970.