Tanks for the Ride

Airmen load a tank into a C-5M Super Galaxy Nov. 15, 2011, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The C-5M is the upgraded version of the C-5 Galaxy and has a 30 percent shorter take off roll, 58 percent faster climb rate and allows significantly more cargo to be carried over longer distances. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

Airmen load a tank into a C-5M Super Galaxy Nov. 15, 2011, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The C-5M is the upgraded version of the C-5 Galaxy and has a 30 percent shorter take off roll, 58 percent faster climb rate and allows significantly more cargo to be carried over longer distances. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

 Two M-1 Abrams tanks from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are loaded in the cargo area of a C-5M Super Galaxy assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Del. The C-5M currently holds 42 world aviation records in airlift. The modernized version of the C-5, the Super Galaxy has 70 improvements, including new GE CF6 engines providing 22 percent more thrust and cutting climb time in half. New lighting in the cargo area increases safety of loading and offloading cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Chad E. Gibson)

Two M-1 Abrams tanks from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are loaded in the cargo area of a C-5M Super Galaxy assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Del. The C-5M currently holds 42 world aviation records in airlift. The modernized version of the C-5, the Super Galaxy has 70 improvements, including new GE CF6 engines providing 22 percent more thrust and cutting climb time in half. New lighting in the cargo area increases safety of loading and offloading cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Chad E. Gibson)