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C-5A Galaxy

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

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2017 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject C-5A Galaxy Scale 1/144
Set Number 144008 Pros 11 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-5A Galaxy C-5A Galaxy

  • C-5A, 70-0465, 164 AW/TN ANG, Memphis ANGB
  • C-5A, 68-0222, 167 AW/WV ANG, Shepherd Field ANGB
  • C-5A, 70-0460, 105 AW/NY ANG, Stewart ANGB
  • C-5A, 70-0448, 445 AW/AFRC, Wright-Patterson AFB
  • C-5A, 69-0020, 433 AW/AFRC, Lackland AFB
  • C-5A, 70-0449, 60 AW/AMC, Travis AFB
  • C-5A, 69-0014, 97 AMW/AETC, Altus AFB
  • C-5A, 66-8304, 439 MAW/USAFR, Westover AFB
  • C-5A, 67-0174, 105 AW/NY ANG, Steward ANGB
  • C-5A, 69-0012, 60 AW/MAC, Travis AFB
  • C-5A, 69-0026, 436 AW/MAC, Dover AFB

This set is presented on three decal sheets which are all printed by Cartograph. The set provides three distinctive color schemes out of three different time periods - white over gray, 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!