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What is the name of the area, controls and instruments where a loadmaster sits?

In a HLA (such as an Antonov, C5M, or C17 Globemaster III), what is the name of the area where the loadmaster sits? Also, what are the names of the controls and instruments that the loadmaster uses ...
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What was the story of a serious incident with Galaxy C5 in about 1973

I am guessing it was a flight in support of the Yom Kippur War in October of 1973 that due a pitot tube failure that Galaxy C5 had to do an emergency landing on Azore with assitance from another plane ...
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Why do the C-141 and C-5 have T-tails?

Both the C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy have T-tails, where the horizontal stabilizers and elevators are mounted on top of the vertical fin rather than on the sides of the aft fuselage. T-tails are ...
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What was Boeing's competitor to the C-5?

Doing some of my airplane learning, I have come across a point many times that the engines for the Boeing 747 (at least partially) came from Boeing's competitor to the C-5 Galaxy. What was this plane ...
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Why is C-5 Galaxy not used for commercial airlines while Boeng 747 is?

For a layman like I am, both the planes look massive and similar in size and shape, as if a near copy of each other. Do the similarity only end in the size and shape? Do they not perform equally well ...
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