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Dragon Models 1:400 Warbirds 56269
Boeing E-4B Diecast Model
USAF 55th W, 1st ACCS, #75-0125, Offutt AFB, NE

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing E-4B   7"   6"

One of the rarer aircraft that the US Air Force (USAF) operates is the E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post, with the first example entering service in 1974. There are only four of these Boeing 747 aircraft in existence, and they remain on hand to act as survivable airborne command posts for the US President and Secretary of Defense. The E-4B is based on a Boeing 747-200 airframe, and it can stay aloft via an aerial refueling system. All four E-4Bs are operated by the 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron (1ACCS) of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force base in Omaha, Nebraska. These aircraft are hardened against electromagnetic pulses (EMP) caused by nuclear blasts, plus they have nuclear- and thermal-effects shielding. Valued at USD250 million each, the E-4B fleet began undergoing an upgrade in 2005. A mission requires at least 48 crewmen, and one aircraft is on alert 24 hours a day ready for a national emergency. The E-4B's unique electronic and communications capabilities ensure it will remain in service until at least 2015, despite the threat of nuclear war receding.

Boeing E-4B

Designed as a militarized version of the Boeing 747 to serve as an Advanced Airborne Command Post, the E-4 was first flown in 1974. The aircraft is designed to survive the Electromagnetic Pulse generated by a Nuclear weapon detonation and is equipped with the latest in electronic countermeasures equipment.

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Dragon Models 1:400 Warbirds

The Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:400 Warbirds Series" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircaft.

Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:400 Warbirds Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Fuselage, wings and landing gear proportionally accurate compared to real aircraft.
  • Main wings to scale with authentic and detailed panel lines engraved.
  • Engines based on airline specifications and accurate for each model.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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