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#AA-4058   1/144 scale  Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy  Redefining strategic airlift

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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170 resin parts

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Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 471 mm

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Length 523 mm

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Unit price: US$118

Shipping charge: US$22.00

Each model kit contents one set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$3.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1963, the USAF began to study very large logistic jet-powered transports. After reviewing several airframe designs, they eventually choose one similar to that of the C-141A Starlifter featuring a high-set wing, four underwing jet engines and a T-tail. The design competition was between Boeing Model 747, Douglas CX-4 and Lockheed L-500. Lockheed won the contract in 1965 with a design that was an extension of the Starlifter series. Construction of the C-5 prototype began in 1966. The first C-5A Galaxy was rolled out in March 1968 and the maiden flight took place in June 1968. The C-5 entered operational service in 1970 and has been a vital asset in every military operation since that time including Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. With a service life that stretches beyond 2040, the C-5 will remain a central figure in strategic airlift for decades to come. To meet that goal, the C-5 is undergoing a set of modifications that transform it into a C-5M Super Galaxy. It includes 70 enhancements or replacements of major components and subsystems, including the installation of GE CF6-80C2 commercial engines.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To performed heavy lift cargo operations for the US military

222ft.9in.

247ft.1in.

65ft.1in.

4x General Electric CF6-80C2 turbofan engine

586 mph

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285,000 pounds cargo

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Model References

The Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. aircrafts as bonus:

The model kit contents engine parts able to build the C-5M Super Galaxy or C-5B Galaxy optionally!

The Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy  is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern U.S. Transport aircraft

Grumman C-1A Trader

Grumman C-2A Greyhound

Martin VC-3A

Grumman C-4A Academe

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

Beech VC-6A

DeHavilland Canada C-7A Caribou

DeHavilland Canada C-8A Buffalo

Douglas C-9 Nightingale

McDonnell-Douglas KC-10 Extender

Gulfstream VC-11A

Beech C-12 Huron

Boeing YC-14

McDonnell-Douglas YC-15

Cessna C-16 Caravan

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 GlobeMaster III

Boeing EC-18

Boeing C-19

Gulfstream C-20A

Gates Learjet C-21A

Boeing C-22B

Short C-23A Sherpa

Douglas EC-24A

Boeing VC-25A Air Force one

Fairchild C-26A

Alenia C-27A

Cessna C-28 Titan

British Aerospace C-29A

Fokker C-31A Golden Knights

Boeing C-32A

Boeing C-33 (C-5D)

Cessna UC-35A

Boeing YFC-36A (YAL-1A)

Gulfstream C-37A

Galaxy Aerospace C-38A

Boeing C-40A

CASA C-41A

Modern U.S. strategic heavy airlifter

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 Globemaster III

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