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Atlas Editions Silver Classics 7504-019
North American X-15 Diecast Model
1959

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
North American X-15   3"   1.25"

The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. The X-15's official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by a manned, powered aircraft, set in October 1967 when William J. Knight flew Mach 6.72 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m), a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), has remained unchallenged as of August 2017.

North American X-15

Designed as a hypersonic research aircraft for the X-Series of USAF/USN sponsored experimental aircraft, the X-15 was first flown on June 8th, 1959 (Unpowered) and September 17th, 1959 (Powered). The X-15 was not capable of conventional take-off, instead being dropped from a B-52 at altitude prior to firing its rocket engines. Three X-15s were built, completing a total of 199 flights between them, setting many altitude and speed records along the way. The highest flight took place on August 22nd, 1963 reaching an altitude of 67 miles, while the fastest flight was on October 3rd, 1967 reaching 4,519mph.

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Atlas Editions Silver Classics

The Atlas Editions "Silver Classics" range presents beautiful, silver-plated diecast models of civilian aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Atlas Editions "Silver Classics" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Silver-plated diecast metal construction.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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