Boeing 747 w/X-45C Phantom Ray" Edwards AFB (1:400)" By DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW56330
About Boeing 747 w/X-45C Phantom Ray" Edwards AFB (1:400)"
Boeing 747 w/X-45C 'Phantom Ray', Edwards AFB (1:400) by DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW56330
- 1/400 true-to-scale precision model
- Displayable die-cast aircraft with high collectable value
- Aesthetically pleasing color finish with delicate imprinted markings
The Phantom Ray X-45C is a top-secret unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) that comes from Boeing's Phantom Works. Known internally as Project Reblue at Boeing, private design work began in mid-2008, although the program's existence wasn't revealed until a year later. The Phantom Ray was unveiled in May 2010 in St. Louis, with the craft having an 11m-long fuselage and 15m wingspan. Although it's the size of a fighter aircraft, the stealthy craft is unmanned and the design isn't aimed at any particular competition or requirement. The Phantom Ray demonstrator is currently undergoing testing in the areas of surveillance, ground attack and autonomous aerial refuelling. The craft is based on the X-45C prototype that Boeing developed for the American military Joint-Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) program. Phantom Ray undertook its maiden flight on 27 April 2011 from Edwards Air Force Base, and was powered by a General Electric F404-GE-102D engine to a top speed of Mach 0.85.
Dragon has produced a fine 1/400 scale model of the advanced Phantom Ray perched atop its Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (N905NA). This 747 carried the Phantom Ray aloft for a 50-minute test flight on 13 December 2010. On the following day, the SCA took the UCAV to Edwards Air Force Base to begin a battery of tests. The swept lambda wing and streamlined shape of the UCAV is recreated in fine detail. As a conceptual UCAV design that was only recently revealed, the model employs all-new tooling. The support frame for it when carried on the 747 is also new. This is a masterpiece of model engineering, one that mimics the advanced research being invested in this conceptual demonstrator by Boeing.
About DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Established in 1987, Dragon Models Limited first produced plastic model kits before moving into the airliner model field with their Dragon Wings 1:400 scale line of commercial and national airliners. By Maintaining strict quality standards, and with features such as working parts, accurate markings, true to scale models and excellent manufacturing, the Dragon line of products became leaders in the world of aviation and military models. Collectors will find a wide selection of diecast aircrafts, space crafts, tanks in their Dragon Armor line, 1:6 scale action figures from their New Generation Life Action Figure series, 1:72 scale fighter aircrafts from their Warbirds series and more. Dragon Model Limited released over a 1,000 different model kits and pre-constructed models, and they may also be found under the brand labels of "Revell/Monogram" in the USA, "Revell" and "Italeri" in Europe, and "Hasegawa" and "GSI" in Japan. Production of the Dragon Wings airliners, warebirds, and Dragon Armor tanks ceased in 2008. Remaining stock of these popular models is limited and at www.PilotStoresUSA.com we have the largest selection of closeout Dragon Wings models at low, low closeout prices.
About this scale
1/400 scale die cast airliner models are the most popular commercial airplane model scale. The combination of a huge selection, great detail, and reasonable pricing makes this a perfect sale for collectors. At www.PilotStoresUSA.com we have been a top selling store for 1:400 diecast airliner and military aircraft since 1999. GeminiJets had just started the year before with the this whole new scale, just a bit larger then the popular 1:500 scale Herpa Wings Models this little bit extra allowed for increased detail especially for the landing gear. GeminiJets also are fully metal models with the wings and tail diecast as well as the fuselage. Herpa Model, followed by Dragon Wings did a metal fuselage, but plastic wings and tail fins. GeminiJets raised the bar in other ways as well. Their colors and manufacturer blueprint designed molds are extremely accurate to their full size counterparts. With GeminiJets leading the way other brands have followed suit with die cast metal 1:400 scale models: AeroClassics (specializing in retro models and latin classics), Apollo, Aurora, Aviation 400, Big Bird, Byrd Models, Dragon Wings, Gemini MACS, Herpa, Hogan Wings, InFlight 400, JC Wings, Jet X, NG Models, Phoenix, and Witty Wings.
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