As well as the famous C-130 Hercules, Lockheed Martin also built the much larger C- 18.9lxy. As one of the largest military aircraft in the world, this American strategic transport aircraft is capable of intercontinental flight. Its design features high wings and a T-tail. The US Air Force (USAF) has operated the C-5A Galaxy since 1969, with the modernised C-5B appearing in 1986. A total of 131 aircraft were built, of which around 33 remain in active service. The Galaxy’s cavernous interior is accessed via a large nose hatch or from a rear ramp, with the body able to contain 880m³ of cargo. However, to better transport large-sized cargo, two aircraft were especially modified by removing the rear passenger compartment floor and splitting the rear cargo door in the middle. These so-called C-5C versions are able to accommodate odd-sized loads such as satellites for NASA. These two USAF C-5C Galaxy aircraft are based at Travis Air Force Base in California at the disposal of NASA. Dragon Warbirds newest item shows one of these C-5C aircraft. It is finished in the colours and markings of the 22nd Airlift Wing. The die-cast model is beautifully finished with sharp panel lines and well-defined markings. For the ultimate transport aircraft, this C-5C model is hard to beat.
This product contains small parts and is a choking hazard so not suitable for children under 3 years old.