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C-5B/M Galaxy

Caracal Models 1/144 C-5B/M Galaxy Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2017 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject C-5B/M Galaxy Scale 1/144
Set Number 144006 Pros Nine distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models, this time to provide some interesting options for the new Roden 1/144 C-5 Galaxy kits. The aircraft presented in this set include:

C-5B/M Galaxy C-5B/M Galaxy

  • C-5M, 83-1285, 436 AW/AMC, Dover AFB, 'Spirit of Old Glory'
  • C-5B, 87-0027, 436 AW/AMC, Dover AFB
  • C-5M, 86-0026, 60 AW/AMC, Travis AFB
  • C-5B, 87-0040, 60 AW/AMC, Travis AFB
  • C-5B, 86-0021, 60 AW/AMC, Travis AFB
  • C-5B, 87-0039, 439 AW/USAFR, Westover AFB
  • C-5M, 86-0019, 433 AW/AFRC, Lackland AFB
  • C-5B, 86-0022, 60 AW/AMC, Travis AFB, 'City of Rio Vista'
  • C-5B, 87-0041, 436 AW/AMC, Dover AFB

This set is presented on two decal sheets which are both printed by Cartograph. The set provides two distinctive color schemes - Europe 1, and overall AMC gray. This set provides the visible stencils and walkways as well as the generic markings unique to specific camouflage and the individual aircraft subject markings. The decals are all single-layer - none of them require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate complex art as with some other decal manufacturers.

This is quite a comprehensive set and even if you don't want any of the specific subjects provided here, the stencils alone are worth having for your project.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!