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#AA-9001   1/72 scale  Lockheed C-5B Galaxy  One of the world's largest airlifter

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Box top (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

170 resin parts

Crystal-clear cast canopy

Decal

Span: 37"

Length: 41"

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Unit price: US$328

Shipping charge: US$52

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$3.50

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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 on 2 March 1968 and prepared for initial flight trials at Lockheed's Marietta plant. The maiden flight took place on 30 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. In 1982, a new production version, the C-5B, was authorized in which all modifications and improvements evolved in the C-5A program were to be incorporated. With a service life that stretches beyond 2040, the C-5 will remain a central figure in strategic airlift for decades to come.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To meet the USAF's "CX-HLS" requirement to replace slower piston-engined C-133 Cargomaster

222ft.9in.

247ft.1in.

65ft.1in.

4x General Electric TF39-GE-1C turbofan engine

579 mph

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270,000 pounds cargo

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Model References (click the image for larger photo)

The building set content:

   

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Assembled replica with an overall length of 41" & span 37"

The reinforced landing gears made by ABS, brass & aluminum

The nose door can be built in raised position optionally

Posit tail cargo doors in open to reveal cargo compartment details