Douglas X-3 Stiletto, NACA Supersonic Research FlightS 1954-56 (Contain 2 replicas) (1:144) By DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds
Item Number: DRW51035
About Douglas X-3 Stiletto, NACA Supersonic Research FlightS 1954-56 (Contain 2 replicas) (1:144)
- Fully detailed 1/144 Douglas X-3
- Two complete models
- Stylish twin metal stand included
- Historically accurate markings
Dragon Warbird's continues its collection of experimental aircraft with a 1/144 scale model of the X-3 jet aircraft. Developed by Douglas Aircraft Company from 1949 onwards, the sleek X-3 Stiletto was designed for sustained supersonic speeds. The X-3 employed titanium and low-aspect ratio wings, and the first prototype was delivered in September 1952, with the first flight occurring the following month. Eventually a total of 51 X-3 flights took place. However, the pair of Westinghouse J34 turbojet engines was not powerful enough so it never actually reached Mach 1 in straight flight! The effort wasn't wasted though, as data obtained from the X-3 was used to produce the F-104 Starfighter. The lone X-3 Stiletto is on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
This Dragon Warbirds model captures perfectly the sleek lines of this American experimental design. Of note, two complete 1/144 scale models are included in this set. One model is a fully finished and pre-painted replica while the other has transparent exterior parts that reveal some of the craft's insides. The latter model provides aviation enthusiasts with a new appreciation for this futuristic aircraft design. All details are accurately rendered, plus an '-shaped display stand made of metal is included. This allows the exterior and interior of the models to be shown off side by side. This new Warbirds release differs from the previous Item No.51028 in that it has alternative markings. Only one X-3 Stiletto was ever built, but now Warbirds offers you two in one set!
About DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds
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
1:144 Scale models, while not as common as 1:72, are still a good scale for collectors. This scale is often used for larger military and space models that would be too large or expensive in 1:72 scale.
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