You should know that the president of the United States of America is the most protected person in the U.S. His security details are always with him at all times even when he travels to a different country.
The president entire motorcade consists of different armoured Chevrolet SUVs, the beast and different stretch Cadillac limousines which looks exactly like the beast, all of these cars is completely swallowed into the Lockheed C5 galaxy which is one of the largest military transport aircraft.
The Lockheed C5 galaxy can carry such cargo because, it has a length of about 247ft and a height of about 65ft that is about a 6 storey building and the wings of the plane span a total of 222ft, that is each wing is as long as a basketball court. This makes the plane have more than enough room to accommodate a payload of about 129,274kg.
This enormous beast is powered by 4 GE CF6-80C2 turbofan engines which give it a thrust of 50,580lb this makes it possible for this plane to be able to carry a 50-ton battle tank to another continent.
Only the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy and also the C-17 Globemaster III have been the two military cargo planes that have had the opportunity to transport the US President’s motorcade whenever he is travelling abroad.
The legendary C-5 Galaxy Cargo is the US Largest military plane which cost about US$100m - US$262m that is ₦36b - ₦94b, the cost all depends on the variant you want.
It is the duty of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy or the C-17 Globemaster III to transport the presidential motorcade and helicopter to wherever the president is going to be, that is this plane usually lands at the location before the president's arrival.
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