1/144 Lockheed C-5M Galaxy. Roden 332
This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
In 1998, all C-5s were modernized within the framework of the Avionics Modernization Program, which resulted in the complete revision of the entire avionics of the airplane. The next step was to undertake the RERP (Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program) program, which completely changed the aircraft's power installation. The new C-5s received more powerful CF6-80C2 engines from General Electric, with a 22% higher thrust. A new auxiliary power installation was also installed, and the engine pylons were changed. Improvements were also made to the fuselage power supply, the undercarriage and pressurization systems. The first flight of the upgraded C-5, designated the C-5M Super Galaxy, took place in 2006. According to the test data and, it was found that the new engines could reduce the length of the take-off run by a third, and the rate of climb to altitude increased by at least 40%. The aircraft could lift much more cargo than its predecessor, and the improved avionics now permitted operations in conditions where the C-5B had had significant limitations on missions. In total, 52 airplanes were modified to the C-5M standard - one C-5A, 49 C-5B and two C-5C machines. The modernization program was completed in August 2014. Construction resources were extended until 2040 and today the C-5M is one of the most widely used heavy airplanes of the US Air Force Transportation Command.
|2018 | Rebox (Updated/New parts)