Boeing B-52 with X-15 Plastic Model Kit 1/175
- Usually Ships in 24 Hours
- Calculated at Checkout
- How big is the Model:
- Measures 11 inches long with a wingspan of 13 inches
- What paints are recommended:
- Black, white, orange, red and silver
- Does it come with Paint and Glue:
- No sold separately
- What skill level and age are recommended:
- Skill level 2 ages 12 and up
- How many Pieces:
1/175 Scale. Comes molded in Shiny silver plastic and clear with swivel base plus another display stand to hold the X-15 if desired, updated decals, in scale X-15 and an option to add external fuel tanks. Decals for USAF and Nasa. Skill Level 2.
One of the major steps in America's program to conquer space was the X-15 Project. The stated aims of the project were to discover how well an aircraft can be controlled in near-space environment, and what problems are inherent in re-entering the atmosphere in a piloted aircraft.
In order to gain as much altitude as possible witout expending fuel from the X-15's limited supply, the aircraft is carried aloft nested under the wing of a modified B-52 Jet Bomber. In the fuselage of the bomber rides a crew of technicians who service the X-15 during the climb to the launch point. This David and Goliath combination was a very significant step in aviation history.