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Dragon Models Dragon Wings 56330
Diecast Model
NASA, Edwards AFB, CA, 2010, Boeing 747 + X-45C Phantom Ray

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing X-45C Phantom Ray   1"   1.5"
Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft   7"   6"

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.

Boeing X-45C Phantom Ray

Designed by Boeing's Phantom Works to further explore the capabilities of the X-45 design, the X-45C was first flown on April 27th, 2011. Considerably larger than the X-45A, the X-45C was redesigned to have a greater wing area. The USAF pulled out of the X-45 project in 2006, however Boeing chose to continue with the production of a demonstator aircraft called "Phantom Ray" using company funds. The aircraft is expected to demonstrate many advanced unmanned capabilities including autonomous aerial refuelling, surveillance and electronic attack as well as performing hunter-killer missions.

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Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Designed to ferry the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter from its landing site back to the launch facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) was first flown in 1976. Two SCAs were built by Boeing for NASA by extensively modifying an ex-American Airlines 747-100 and an ex-Japan Airlines 747-100SR. In addition to adding the orbiter mounting struts on top of the fuselage, the airframes were strengthened and stripped of passenger seating. Supplemental vertical stabilizers were also added to the tail to compensate for the blanking effect of the orbiter on the main vertical stabilizer during flight.

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Dragon Models Dragon Wings

The Dragon Models "Dragon Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian aircraft.

Dragon Models "Dragon Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Fuselage, wings and landing gear proportionally accurate compared to real airliners.
  • Main wings to scale with authentic and detailed panel lines engraved.
  • Engines based on airline specifications and accurate for each model.
  • Authentic markings based on information supplied by each airline.
  • Accurately reproduced livery, including registration number, cargo bay panels and other details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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