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Bell X-1 "Sonic Breaker" Last Flight

Condition: MINT/New
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Bell X-1 "Sonic Breaker" Last Flight
Product Note: 2 figures
Publish Year: 2016
Dimensions: 6.75x6x2.5"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148803230
Mfg. part #: DRW51025
Type: Miniatures Box Set
Age Range: 14 Years and Up

Description

The X-1, built by Bell, was the first of the highly secretive American “X-planes” that tested out new technologies. Indeed, the X-1 was the very first aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight. Development started in 1945, and it was inspired by the shape of a Browning .50-cal machine gun round that was known to be stable in supersonic flight. Essentially, the Bell X-1 was a bullet with wings, propelled by a four-chamber rocket engine. The first supersonic test flight occurred on October 14, 1947 with Captain Chuck Yeager at the controls, and he achieved a speed of Mach 1.06 (1,299km/h) in X-1-1 (serial number 46-062), a plane that he had christened “Glamorous Glennis” after his wife’s name. The final flight of this Bell X-1 took place on October 23, 1951 and this ground- and sound-breaking aircraft is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Features:

  • Fully detailed 1/144 Bell X-1
  • Two complete X-1 replicas: one standard and the other with transparent fuselage showing off "interior" of X-1
  • Stylish metal stand included
  • Accurate engraved panel lines
  • Historically accurate markings
  • Pre-assembled