It was a super tight fit. They had to keep the C-130 from scraping the tail or belly, and keep the front from hitting the roof of the C-5. There was a different ramp extension for the nose wheel.
The V-22 Osprey is not what you’d call a small aircraft, but it’s not too big.
How crazy was America post-WWII? Crazy enough to attempt to build a nuclear-powered plane, the Convair NB-36H, and yes, Russia tried as well with their Tupelov Tu-119.
Both programs were cancelled because of the rise of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, and because people smartly realized that nuclear-powered flight was insane.
Hey, cattle have go get from point A to point B somehow, and they’re not terribly agile. As a warning, I should add that it is imperative that you not overstuff your plane with cows, since their collective body heat can set off smoke detectors.
Free Willy! But, actually though. Keiko, the star of Free Willy was transported by air twice, first in a C-130 to an aquarium in Oregon, and then in a C-17 to Iceland where he was released. Faster than swimming, I guess.