GMUSA095 Gemini Jets USAF Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy 50010 Travis Afb

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GMUSA095
Gemini Jets 1/400th scale
USAF
Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy
50010
Travis Afb

RRP  £59.00

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Model Description

Gemini Jets 1/400th scale GMUSA095 USAF Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy 50010 Travis Afb. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsized and oversized loads, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to the smaller Lockheed C-141 Starlifter and the later Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world.

The C-5 Galaxy’s development was complicated, including significant cost overruns, and Lockheed suffered significant financial difficulties. Shortly after entering service, cracks in the wings of many aircraft were discovered and the C-5 fleet was restricted in capability until corrective work was completed. The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version with new engines and modernised avionics designed to extend its service life beyond 2040.

The USAF has operated the C-5 since 1969. In that time, the airlifter supported US military operations in all major conflicts including Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan, as well as allied support, such as Israel during the Yom Kippur War and operations in the Gulf War. The Galaxy has also been used to distribute humanitarian aid and disaster relief, and supported the US space program.

RRP  £59.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: GMUSA095

Model categories:
1/400th Scale Section, Future Military Model Releases, Gemini Jets, Gemini Jets 1/400th scale, Gemini Jets Military 1/400th scale, Military Aviation