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  • Orbiter 1/200 Atlantis Model

    The construction of the Orbiter Atlantis began on March 3 1980. On April 9 1985 Atlantis arrived at NASA s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and prepared for its maiden voyage over the next seven months. Atlantis was completed in just about half the time in man-hours spent on Columbia and this was due to lessons learned regarding the construction testing of orbiters Enterprise Columbia and Challenger. Atlantis weighs at about 151 315 pounds nearly 3.5 tons lighter than Columbia. On October 3 1985 Atlantis launched its first space flight STS-51-J with a classified payload for the U.S. Deprtment of Defense. Atlantis went on to carry four more DOD payloads on its later mission. The mission is commanded by Navy Capt. Brent Jett a veteran of three previous spaceflights. Navy Capt. Chris Ferguson a first-time flyer joined Jett who will serve as the mission s pilot. Joe Tanner crewmate of Jett s on the STS-97 mission will be leading the two teams of spacewalkers in his fourth spaceflight. NASA has delayed the launch of space shuttle Atlantis that was supposedly scheduled on September 7 2006 due to a fuel cell anomaly.
    $99.95
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  • America West 1/100 Scale Model

    The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus. The A320 was first delivered in 1988 and it uses digital fly-by-wire flight control systems. At that time the American West Airlines was experiencing financial troubles due to the rapid growth of the airlines which resulted in large operating losses. During 1986 the company was in the verge of bankruptcy. In 1990 the American West Airlines moved into the new terminal 4 and also took the delivery of several Airbus A320 aircraft that were destined for the now defunct Braniff Airways. The A320s were sold to America West at a steep discount. The America West Airlines continued to lose money and operated in bankruptcy from 1991 to 1994. The company resorted to organizational restructuring and the bankruptcy also forced a number of changes on the management aspect. The American West continued ordering Airbus A320 and gradually started retiring its older Boeing 737-200 aircraft. The most notable contribution of the A320 airliner is that it was the best selling member among the family. The A320 features a computerised on-board maintenance system. It also features a wider single-aisle cabin and larger overhead bins. The A320 airliners and other variants (A318 A319 and A321) incorporate LCD (liquid crystal display) units in the flight deck instead of the original CRT (cathode ray tube) displays. There are over 3 000 A320 airliners built making it the second best selling jet airliner family of all time.
    $189.95
  • AH-1G Cobra 1/32 Scale Model

    The AH-1G Cobra was developed by Bell featuring a new wide bladed rotor and slim fuselage that gave it twice the speed of the UH-1B or Huey. The Cobra aircraft is armed with 2.75 inch Folding Fin Aerial Rockets and a chin turret on the M28/M28A1 armament subsystem. The AH-1G Cobra or Snake was first set up on September 1967 in Vietnam. The principal mission of the AH-1G was to give fire support to troop carrying Hueys. During the Vietnam War the AH-1G Cobra was used in a lot of missions from armed escort and reconnaissance to fire suppression and aerial rocket artillery. The AH-1G Cobra was always paired with an unarmed OH 6A Cayuse Loach or OH58A Kiowa light observation helicopter or a UH-1H Night hawk. The AH-1G Cobra was also equipped with Cobra Night Fire Control System or CONFICS and the Southeast Asia Multi Sensor Armament Subsystem for Huey Cobra or SMASH to provide the AH-1G with the capability of detecting identifying and targeting ground targets during day or night operations. The AH-1G is one of the high performance attack helicopters in history. Some of the specifications of AH-1G Cobra are as follows: for the crew the helicopter allows one pilot and one CPG; its length is 44 ff and 5 inches rotor diameter is 44 ft height is at 13 ft and 5 inches weight when empty is 6 073 pounds maximum take off weight is 9 500 pounds power plant is 1x AVCO Lycoming T53L-13 turbo shaft and the rotor system has 2 blades.
    $199.95
  • JSF/CV USN 1/72 Scale Model

    The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a joint multinational acquisition program for the United States Air Force Navy Marine Corps and eight cooperative international partners. It was created to replace various aircraft while keeping development production and operating costs down. The objective is to develop a technically superior and affordable fleet of aircraft that would be capable of a wide range of missions in a variety of theaters. The program began in November 1996 with a 5-year competition between Lockheed Martin and Boeing to determine the most capable and affordable preliminary aircraft design. On October 26 2001 the contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin whose X-35 experimental aircraft outperformed Boeing s X-32. The JSF aircraft design has three variants: conventional takeoff and landing (F-35A) short takeoff and vertical landing (F-35B) and carrier-based (F-35C). The program s hallmark of affordability is achieved through a high degree of commonality among the variants; 80 percent of the parts are shared. The F-35C naval variant will have a larger folding wing and larger control surfaces for improved low-speed control and stronger landing gear for the stresses of carrier landings. The larger wing area provides increased range and payload with twice the range on internal fuel compared with the F/A-18C Hornet achieving the same goal as the heavier F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The US Navy intends to buy 480 F-35Cs to replace the Hornets. It will also serve as a stealthier complement to the Super Hornet. The F35C is expected to be available beginning in 2012.
    $109.95
  • C-130H Hercules -Gray Model

    The C-130 Hercules manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft is the most versatile four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. The C-130 had its maiden flight on August 23 1954. Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 50 nations. Its uses appear almost limitless: airlift and airdrop electronic surveillance search and rescue space-capsule recovery helicopter refueling landing (with skis) on snow and ice and aerial attack. It has even landed and taken off from a carrier deck without benefit of arresting gear or catapults. The Hercules is also committed for airdrops of troops or equipment and for LAPES (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System) delivery of heavy cargoes. The C-130 Hercules has unsurpassed versatility performance and mission effectiveness. The C-130H a C-130 Hercules variant has updated Allison T56-A-15 turboprops a redesigned outer wing updated avionics and other minor improvements. The improved C-130H was introduced in 1974. The H model remains in widespread use with the U.S Air Force (USAF) and many foreign air forces. Initial deliveries began in 1964 (to the RNZAF) remaining in production until 1996. Max speed is increased by 21 % cruise-speed cruise-height and range is increased by as much as 40 % and it only takes 14 minutes to reach an altitude of 28000 feet after take-off. Later H models had a latest fatigue-life-improved center wing that was retro-fitted to many earlier H-models. The H-model has become the most produced of all C-130 models with orders for 565 models as of the end of 1979. 1/100 scale.
    $184.95
  • PT-17A Stearman Kaydett Model

    Over 10 000 canvas-covered PT-17's served as primary trainers for countless Army and Navy cadets during the War. Originally designed in 1933 nostalgic collectors still fly the Stearman with pride for fun. The Navy designated it as N2S Stearman. Age Range: 15 and up. Assembled Dimension Length (in): 12.25. Assembled Dimension Width (in): 17.25. Assembly Required: No. Batteries Required: No. Collectible: Yes. Gift Idea: Yes. Interest: Collecting / Transportation. OK for Outdoor Use: No. Remote Control: No. Safety Warning: Not a childs toy. This is a museum quality desktop display model.
    $199.95
  • E-2D Hawkeye 1/48 Scale Model

    The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather aircraft carrier-based tactical Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft. The twin turboprop aircraft was designed and developed in the 1950s by Grumman for the United States Navy as a replacement for the E-1 Tracer. The aircraft has been progressively updated with the latest variant the E-2D first flying in 2007.
    $199.95
  • B-25J Mitchell Executive Model

    The North American B-25J Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber developed by the North American Aviation. The aircraft was used with devastating effect against German and Japanese targets in every battle scenario of World War II. The B-25J Mitchell was named General Billy Mitchell an American general known as one of the most famous pilots in American airpower history. He was called the Father of the U.S. Air Force. The B-25 Mitchell took its first flight on August 19 1940. It is powered by two Wright R-2600-9 Cyclone engines which delivered an amount of 3 400 horsepower. The aircraft s highest speed is 355 mph. The original airplane had difficulties during bombing runs so the dihedral in the outer wing panels was eliminated on the 10th B-25 version onwards. The B-25J has 4 318 units. It is considered to be the most widely produced version of the Mitchell. The B-25 saw many modifications during its operating service. The series ran from the B-25A to B-25J each type seeing variations to increase its firepower. The first 25 were armed with a. 30-caliber Browning in the nose and one at each waist position. For security the tail of the aircraft sported a .50-caliber Browning. A Plexiglas nose and a turret gunner originated with the B-25B. The B-25G also had a retractable belly turret.
    $194.95
  • Apollo Capsule Model

    Apollo 16 (April 16 April 27 1972) was launched from John F. Kennedy Space Center and was the fifth manned lunar landing mission. The crew consisted of John W. Young as spacecraft commander Ken Mattingly as command module pilot and Charlie Duke as lunar module pi lot. Apollo 16 was the first scientific expedition to inspect survey and sample materials and surface features in the Descartes region of the rugged lunar highlands. Duke commenced the record setting lunar surface stay of 71 hours and 14 minutes by maneuvering the lunar module Orion to a landing on the rough Cayley Plains.
    $169.95
  • SH-60B Seahawk Model

    The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turbo shaft engine multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the airframe of the United States Army/Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk. The SH-60 Seahawk is still being operated by the U.S. Navy. The SH-60B variant of the Seahawk a twin-engine helicopter was the primary anti-submarine platform used by the U.S. Navy. SH-60B was also used for search and rescue drug interdiction anti-ship warfare cargo lift and special operations. The B version of the Seahawk first flew on February 11 1983. The SH-60B also a Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS Mk III) has a 20deg tractor-type canted tail rotor a controllable stabilator conventional fixed landing gear emergency flotation an external cargo hook a rescue hoist and bomb racks for carrying and launching external stores. In addition it is equipped with a flight-rated auxiliary power unit a sonobuoy-launch system an anti-ice system a fire-extinguishing system an environmental control system an automatic flight control system (AFCS) a single-point pressure refueling system a helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR) system and the necessary avionics and instrumentation for instrument flight and mission accomplishment. The helicopter design is compatible with ships equipped with a recovery assist securing and traversing (RAST) system and the main rotor blades and tail pylon can be folded for storage. In addition the helicopter can operate on non-RAST equipped combatants and a variety of other naval ships. A total of 260 B version were built.
    $199.95
  • Hornet USN 1/48 Scale Model

    The F/A-18 Hornet is a single seat or a tandem seat aircraft designed for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. The F/A-18 Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases. The F/A-18 Hornet aircraft had diverse roles such as a fighter escort suppressing enemy air defenses reconnaissance forward air control close and deep air support and day and night strike missions. Since 1986 the F/A-18 Hornet was used for the aerial demonstration for the Blue Eagles. The versatility of the aircraft proved that the F/A-18 Hornet is a valuable asset. The F/A-18 Hornet aircraft has many features -- a digital control by wire flight control system and a solid thrust to weight ratio and superior turn characteristics with energy sustainability. Moreover the F/A-18 Hornet was also considered as the Navys first tactical jet aircraft to integrate a digital MUX bus architecture for the entire systems avionics suite. The F/A-18 Hornet is said to be the first tactical aircraft designed to carry out both air to air and air to ground missions. It was used by the US Navy US Marine Corps and the Air Forces of Canada Australia Spain Kuwait Finland Switzerland and Malaysia.
    $174.95
  • Conventional F35A Model

    The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a joint multinational acquisition program for the United States Air Force (USAF) Navy Marine Corps and eight cooperative international partners. It was created to replace various aircraft while keeping development production and operating costs down. The objective is to develop a technically superior and affordable fleet of aircraft that would be capable of a wide range of missions in a variety of theaters. The F-35 Lightning II which is descended from the X-35 has become synonymous with the JSF program.
    $99.95
  • B-25 Mitchell Tondelayo Model

    The Tondelayo was one of three B-25Ds that sunk a 6 000-ton freighter in the South Pacific during World War II. Its story was unique in the fact that During the battle the Tondelayo s engine was shot out and for over an hour it combated 50 Japanese fighter planes as it headed down the New Britain coast. The other two accompanying B-25s were shot down during the battle. The plane s turret gunner was given credit for shooting down five Japanese fighters and the crew earned the Distinguished Unit Citation and Silver Stars. Despite tremendous damage Tondelayo was returned to service after it was repaired... like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
    $199.95
  • Gemini IV Capsule Model

    Gemini 4 (officially Gemini IV) was a June 1965 manned space flight in NASA s Gemini program. It was the 2nd manned Gemini flight the 10th manned American flight and the 18th spaceflight of all time (includes X-15 flights over 100 km). It was crewed by James McDivitt and Edward White. Gemini 4 would be the first multi-day space flight by the United States designed to show that it was possible for humans to remain in space for the length of time required to fly the moon and back. A second objective for the four-day 62-orbit mission was for Gemini 4 to rendezvous and fly in formation with the spent second stage of its Titan II booster rocket. And although not originally scheduled for this mission Gemini 4 would also see the first ever American Extra-vehicular activity (EVA known popularly as a space walk). NASA moved up the original schedule after Aleksei Leonov on Voskhod 2 the previous March performed the first EVA ever lest the US appear to be falling behind the Soviets in the space race. Gemini 4 would set a record for flight duration and ease fears about the medical consequences of longer missions. It also would also be the first use of the new Mission Control center outside Houston which because of the flight s long duration had to conduct three-shift operations.
    $149.95
  • F-22 Raptor 1/40 Scale Model

    Boeing teamed with Lockheed Martin in the mid-1990s to develop and build the F/A-22 an extremely advanced tactical fighter. It combines stealth integrated avionics and maneuverability and is intended as a replacement for the F-15 as America s front-line dominance fighter. The first production of F/A-22 was unveiled in April 9 1997 and it was the first nine flyable F/A-22s built for flight testing. Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems is responsible for program management the integrated forebody (nose section) and forward fuselage (including the cockpit and inlets) leading edges of the wings the fins and stabilitators flaps ailerons landing gear and final assembly of the aircraft. The company is also responsible for the center fuselage; stores management; integrated navigation and electronic warfare systems; the communications navigation and identification system and the weapon support system. As of April 2005 Boeing had delivered 61 sets of wings and 66 aft-fuselages as well as a number of integrated avionics flight-test packages and updates to Lockheed Martin. As a replacement for the F-15C the fast agile stealthy F/A-22 was designed to take over the air superiority role with the Air Combat Command starting in 2005. F-22s demonstrated exceptional performance at joint training exercise Northern Edge in Alaska during June 2006. F-22s also participated in the U.S. Air Force s Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB Nevada for the first time in February 2007 with superb performance in air maneuvers as well as maintenance. Ongoing modernization efforts including integration of the Small Diameter Bomb electronic attack capability synthetic aperture radar and the Coordinate Seeking Weapon all of which will ensure the Raptor s relevance throughout its 40-year service life.
    $199.95
  • F-35B JSF-STOVL USMC Model

    Known as the Joint Strike Fighter (previously the Joint Advanced Strike Technology) program the F-35 Lightning II is a family of multi-role aircraft developed under a multinational acquisition program. In cooperation with BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman the F-35 is currently under development and production by Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin was selected by the Department of Defense (DOD) on October 26 2001 after beating out competition from McDonnell Douglas and then Boeing in the design and demonstration phases of the program (1994-2001). The aircraft will be powered by the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine. The distinguishing feature of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) version of the JSF is its short takeoff/vertical landing capability (STOVL). There will not be an internally mounted machine gun but an external gun can be fitted. This version requires controllability on all axes while hovering. Another critical design feature is its impact on the ground surface beneath it during hover. The USMC expects their version of the JSF will replace the F/A-18 Hornet and the AV-8 Harrier. The Marine Corps expects to purchase 480 STOVL versions of the F-35.
    $199.95
  • JSF/CV USN 1/40 Scale Model

    The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a joint multinational acquisition program for the United States Air Force Navy Marine Corps and eight cooperative international partners. It was created to replace various aircraft while keeping development production and operating costs down. The objective is to develop a technically superior and affordable fleet of aircraft that would be capable of a wide range of missions in a variety of theaters. The program began in November 1996 with a 5-year competition between Lockheed Martin and Boeing to determine the most capable and affordable preliminary aircraft design. On October 26 2001 the contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin whose X-35 experimental aircraft outperformed Boeing s X-32. The JSF aircraft design has three variants: conventional takeoff and landing (F-35A) short takeoff and vertical landing (F-35B) and carrier-based (F-35C). The program s hallmark of affordability is achieved through a high degree of commonality among the variants; 80 percent of the parts are shared. The F-35C naval variant will have a larger folding wing and larger control surfaces for improved low-speed control and stronger landing gear for the stresses of carrier landings. The larger wing area provides increased range and payload with twice the range on internal fuel compared with the F/A-18C Hornet achieving the same goal as the heavier F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The US Navy intends to buy 480 F-35Cs to replace the Hornets. It will also serve as a stealthier complement to the Super Hornet. The F35C is expected to be available beginning in 2012.
    $199.95
  • Generic 1/48 Scale Model

    An STOVL is an acronym for Short Take Off and Vertical Landing. It is an ability of some aircraft like the F35B to take off from a short runway or take off verticalyy if it doesn t have a very heavy payload and land vertically. This is often accomplished on aircraft carriers through the use of ski-jump runways instead of the conventional catapult system. STOVL use tends to allow aircraft to carry a larger payload as compared to during the VTOL use while still only requiring a short runway.
    $99.95
  • 200 NW Airlines 1/100 Model

    The Boeing 727 was for a very long time the most popular jet-liner in the world. The 727 first took to the skies during the 1960s much earlier than its bigger and more famous sister the Boeing 747. Through its exceptional fuel efficiency it can fly both long- and short-range routes. Range with max payload 3965km (2140nm) The 727-200 remains popular with passengers and pilots but it does not meet Stage 3 noise requirements.
    $189.95
  • Command Module Model

    Command/Service Module is one of the two spacecraft that were utilized for the Apollo program along with the Lunar Module to land astronauts to the Moon. The Command Module together with the Lunar Module are oftenly called the Apollo spacecraft. The spacecraft consists of two segments the command module housing the crew and the equipment needed for re-entry and splashdown and a service module which provide propulsion electrical power and storage for various consumables required during a mission. The Command Module is a truncated cone. The forward compartment contained two reaction control engines the docking tunnel and the components of the Earth Landing System. The inner pressure vessel housed the crew accommodations equipment bays controls and displays and many spacecraft systems. The aft compartment contains 10 reaction control engines and their related propellant tanks fresh water tanks and the CSM umbilical cables. The Service Module houses the service propulsion system and its propellants the fuel cell power system four maneuvering thruster quads the S-band antenna for communication with Mission Control and storage tanks for water and air. The Service Module is divided into six sectors.
    $174.95
  • B-24J Witchcraft

    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber designed and largely built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company of San Diego, California. The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced American aircraft of history at over 18,000 examples thanks in large measure to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry and still holds the record as the most-produced American military or naval aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India Theaters. There are only three flying B-24s in the world a B-24J named Joe of Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida; a B-24A named Ole 927 (ex DIAMOND LIL) of Commemorative Air Force kept at Addison, Texas and a B-24J named Witchcraft of the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts. Handcrafted Wood Desktop Model Plane. Handcrafted and Handpainted Mahogany Wood Model Plane. Classic Models/Home Decor. Scale 1/72. Wing Span: 22". Length: 13.5".
    $199.95
  • N2S-2-3-4 Stearman Model

    The N2S is a biplane used to train carrier pilots at the start of World War II and was nicknamed Yellow Peril since it has a brightly colored paint job intended to alert everyone around that a novice pilot was flying it and because the plane itself has poorly designed gear which gave it a tendency to ground loop. After world War II the remaining stock of N2S s were transferred to the Naval Academy remaining in service until 1960.
    $199.95
  • Strike Eagle 1/48 Scale Model

    The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed for long range interdiction of enemy ground targets deep behind enemy lines. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the aircraft the capability to fly at low altitude day or night and in any weather condition. Derived from the F-15 Eagle the Strike Eagle has proved its worth in various operations carrying out deep strikes against high value targets and providing close air support for coalition troops. The F-15E can be distinguished from the F-15 by its darker camouflage and the conformal fuel tanks attached to the fuselage. In March 1981 the United States Air Force (USAF) announced the Enhanced Tactical Fighter program to procure a replacement for the F-111 Aardvark. General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas submitted proposals and in February 1984 the contract was awarded to McDonnell Douglas. The F-15E had its maiden flight on December 11 1986. While designed for ground attack the versatile Strike Eagle retains much of the air-to-air lethality of the F-15 and can defend itself against enemy aircraft. The F-15E saw combat during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm after Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. On February 14 1991 an F-15E scored an air-to-air kill a Mil Mi-24 Hind helicopter. The attack was in response to a request for help by US Special Forces. Following Desert Storm two no-fly zones were set up over Iraq and policed mainly by US and UK aircraft. The Strike Eagle would fly into combat on many occasions over the next decade and was the most highly-tasked of all USAF tactical fighters. The F-15E usually attacked ammunition bunkers command and control facilities towed anti-aircraft batteries and launchers. It also cooperated with other aircraft in strikes.
    $199.95
  • B737-900 Alaska Airlines Model

    B737-900 Boeing s Next Generation 737-800 and 737-900 are the largest members of the strong selling 737 family. Alaska Airlines launched the B737-900 in 1997 and accepted delivery in 2000. Because the -900 retains the same exit configuration of the -800 seating capacity is limited to 177 seats in two classes or 189 in a single-class layout. The 737-900 also retains the MTOW and fuel capacity of the -800 trading range for payload. The B737-900 is the newest addition and the largest variant of the Boeing 737 line and was introduced to meet the range and passenger capacity of the discontinued 757-200 and to directly compete with the Airbus A321. An additional pair of exit doors and a flat rear pressure bulkhead increase seating capacity to 180 passengers in a 2-class configuration or 215 passengers in a single-class layout. Additional fuel capacity and standard winglets improve range to that of other 737NG variants. The first B737-900 was rolled out of the Renton Washington factory on August 8 2006 for its launch customer Lion Air. Then on April 27 2007 Boeing delivered the first B737-900 to Lion Air. The B737-900 airplane features a special dual paint scheme that combines the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage. Lion Air has ordered 100 737-900ERs to be delivered by 2013.
    $199.95
  • F-15C Eagle 1/72 Scale Model

    The F-15 Eagle is an air superiority fighter type of aircraft. It was manufactured by McDonnell Douglas now known as Boeing IDS. Its maiden flight was on the 27th of July 1972 and was introduced on the 9th of January 1976. Its primary users are the United States Air Force Israeli Air Force Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Saudi Air Force. It was designed and developed as an all-weather tactical. 567 of this type of aircraft are still active. The Air Force was worried about the new aircrafts that were built by the Soviet Union for combat so they issued their own requirements after they rejected the United States Navy VFX program which they think was not suited to their needs. Three companies submitted their proposals and on the 23rd of December 1969 the selection for McDonnell Douglas was announced. The F-15C Eagle was operated by Israel Japan Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Israel Air Force has been operating the aircraft since 1977. The Japan Air Self-Defence Force received 203 F-15Js and 20 F-15DJs in 1980 -- two of the F-15Js and twelve F-15DJs were made in United States. The Royal Saudi Air Force operated four squadrons of F-15C/D in 1981. And currently the United States Air Force operates 396 F-15C/Ds while the Air National Guard operates 126 F-15C/Ds in 2006.
    $109.95
  • Thunderbirds 1/32 Scale Model

    The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact single-engined jet fighter aircraft manufactured by General Dynamics and later Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force (USAF). Though designed as a lightweight fighter it has evolved into a successful multirole aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven its worth in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. The Falcon is the largest Western fighter program with over 4 000 aircraft built since its production in 1976. Though no longer produced for the Air Force it is still being made for export. Its relatively low cost and high performance has made it popular in the United States and allied nations. USAF pilots gave the F-16 the unofficial nickname of "Viper" in homage to the fictional Battlestar Galactica starfighter. From the very beginning the Falcon was intended to be a cost-effective workhorse that could perform various missions. Advanced aerospace science and proven reliable systems from other planes such as the F-15 and F-111 were integrated into the F-16. These simplified the aircraft and reduced its size weight purchase price and maintenance costs. Other innovations include a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility a side-mounted control stick to ease control while under high g-forces and a reclined seat to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot. The F-16 has excellent acceleration being one of the few jets with a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one. It can also be armed with a wide variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles rockets or bombs. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions.
    $199.95
  • VH-60D Seahawk Model

    This model is hand crafted from resin and comes with a wooden display stand. Each is packed with the utmost care they come completely painted and assembled. Makes a great addition to any home or office. Handcarved Mahogany Wood Model Helicopter. Handcrafted and Handpainted. Comes with base stand ready to display. Length is 12 and RS 13-1/2.
    $199.95
  • P-3C Orion -Low-Vis Model

    The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft. In February 1959 the United States Navy (USN) awarded Lockheed a contract to develop a replacement for the aging P2V Neptune. The P-3 Orion initially designated P3V was based on Lockheed s successful L-188 Electra airliner and had its maiden flight on November 1959. It is primarily operated by the USN the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force the Royal Australian Air Force and the Republic of Korea Navy. Despite its high performance the P-3 has not been adapted into gunship ground attack or aerial refueling tanker roles. Since its production in July 1962 it has had three major models: the P-3A the P-3B and the P-3C. Paint schemes have changed from overall postwar blue to white and gray in the 1960s and low-vis gray in the 1980s. The last P-3 Orion aircraft rolled off the production line at the Lockheed plant in April 1990. The P-3 Orion has been serving as the Navy s frontline land-based maritime patrol aircraft since the 1960s. It still remains the USN s sole land-based anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Its long range and long loiter time have proved to be invaluable during Operation Iraqi Freedom as it was capable of viewing the battlespace while instantaneously providing that information to ground troops especially the US Marines.
    $189.95
  • P2V-7 Neptune 1/72 Scale Model

    The Lockheed P-2 Neptune is a naval patrol bomber and submarine warfare aircraft. The first P-2 Neptune flew in 1945 and production began in 1946. In 1947 it was accepted into service. P-2 Neptune was one one of the first aircraft which was accepted into service in 1947. Its early developments began in World War II. The Neptune was used by the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was also utilized by the US Army s 1st Radio Research Company (Aviation) located at Cam Ranh Bay. In 1982 during the Falklands War the last two airframes in service the P-111 and 2-P-112 had played a key role of reconnaissance and aiding Dassault Super Etenards particularly on the May 4 attack against HMS Sheffield. P-2/P2Vs are currently employed in aerial firefighting roles by operators such as Aero Union and Neptune Aviation Services. The Neptune was succesful in export being in service with several armed forces. The last Neptune variant produced by Lockheed was the P2V-7 (P-2H). Its upgrades include upgraded powerplant jet pods standard improved wingtip tanks APS-20 search radar early fitted with nose and tail turrets but replaced with observation nose and MAD tail dorsal turret also fitted early and replaced with observation bubble with 311 built.
    $194.95
  • S-76C Plus Demonstrator Model

    The Sikorsky S-76 Spirit is a multi-purpose medium-size commercial helicopter. The S-76 is powered by two turboshafts has a four-blade main and a four-blade tail rotor as well as a retractable landing gear. The development of the machine began with Sikorsky in the middle of the 1970s. Target group were companies which looked for a medium business helicopter as well as the oil drilling industry. Sikorsky s development experiences from the UH-60 Black Hawk served as the basis for the S-74 (later renamed S-76 Spirit in honor of the US Bicentennial). which was able to transport 2 pilots and 12 passengers received first two Allison 250 C30 turboshafts with 478 kW each. The prototype completed its first flight on 13 March 1977. The S-76A was the first production variant. The type achieved 1982 several class records within the range climbing achievement maximum speed and ceiling. After the S-76A the S-76 Mk II (1982) the S-76B in the year 1987 with a top speed of 155 knots at sea level. Until December 2005 the S-76C+ was in production. It is equipped with TurbomTca Arriel 2S1 engines with FADEC and an EFIS suite from Honeywell. The tail rotor could be made quieter by modification. For comfort increased active noise and vibration dampers are used. The main rotor is manufactured from composite materials. Since 3 January 2006 the certified S-76 C++ has the more efficient TurbomTca Arriel 2S2 an intake air filter an improved and quieter transmission as well as changes of detail at the interior equipment and electronics. There were 92 orders as of January 2006. An S-76D model is planned for 2008.
    $199.95
  • Trojan USAF 1/32 Scale Model

    When the United States Air Force (USAF) set out to replace the aging T-6 Texan trainer North American Aviation (NAA) was hired to do the job. The design presented by NAA was so successful that a contract for two prototypes was awarded. The USAF was impressed with the prototypes after an evaluation and an initial flight on September 24 1949. The new aircraft designated the T-28 Trojan entered prodution the following year becoming the first all-new post World War II trainer. It had a frameless canopy and piston engine with a top speed that often exceeded 280 mph. It was the first trainer designed to transition pilots to jet aircraft. However plans to utilize it for both basic and advanced training had to be changed when it turned out that the speed and power of the Trojan challenged new cadets too soon. After it became evident that the Air Force had found a very successful design the US Navy and the US Marine Corps adopted the T-28 military trainer aircraft as well. It was used by the US armed forces from the 1950s to the 1980s. The Air Force has supplied T-28 planes to the Vietnam Air Force the Royal Laotian Air Force and the Royal Thai Air Force. The Trojan served with the USAF as a tactical fighter-bomber for counter insurgency warfare in Southeast Asia particularly in Vietnam and Laos and proved to be an effective close air support weapon against enemy ground forces. The T-28 was the first US attack fixed wing aircraft that was lost in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Captain Robert L. Simpson and Lieutenant Hoa were shot down by ground fire on August 28 1962 while flying close air support; neither survived. The USAF lost 23 Trojans to all causes during the war with the last two losses occurring in 1968.
    $184.95
  • Piper J-3 Cub 1/24 Scale Model

    The Piper J-3 Cub is a small simple light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating it was intended for flight training but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time. The Cub`s simplicity affordability and popularity invokes comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile. The aircraft`s standard yellow paint has come to be known as Cub Yellow or " Lock Haven Yellow" .
    $184.95
  • Sabreliner Model 65

    The Sabreliner manufactured by North American is a mid size corporate jet. The airplane was successfully developed for both military and civil use. North American Aviation began work on the Sabreliner as a private venture but it was formally launched in August 1956 in response to the US Air Force s UTX (Utility Trainer Experimental) requirement for a utility jet aircraft capable of performing transport and combat readiness training missions. A civil configured prototype (designated NA264) flew for the first time on September 16 1958 powered by General Electric YJ85 turbojets. On June 29 1977 The Model 65 had its first flight. The Sabreliner 65 has an eight passenger interior with two forward facing chairs in the rear of the cabin four club seating chairs in the mid-cabin one place side facing divan on forward left hand side of cabin luggage area located on the right side of forward cabin. In 1981 the last production Model 65 S/N 465-076 was delivered to Acopian Technical.
    $199.95
  • P-59A Airacomet Model

    The first successful run of the P-59A jet engine was in April of 1937. The engine was designed in Britain by Sir Frank Whittle. Two years later in 1939 the Germans flew the first jet propelled aircraft. The Whittle technology was passed to the United States in late 1941. General Electric was awarded the contract to build the engines. And the Bell Aircraft was given the task of building an airframe suitable for the new engines. The P-59A planes were built by Bell Aircraft in Wheatfield New York. The P-59A Airacomet was accepted from Bell Aircraft on the 25th of September 1944 and was assigned to the 412th Fighter Group located sequentially at Muroc Bakersfield and Santa Maria Army Air Fields in California. In October of 1945 the unit was stationed at March Field and in 1946 the plane was retired. After service with the Air Force the Airacomet was used as an instructional airframe at a technical school in Santa Maria California. Sometime later it went into storage at Edwards AFB.
    $174.95
  • Hawker 750 1/48 Scale Model

    The new Hawker 750 is designed to satisfy the markets unmet need for a high-performance ultra-comfortable light-midsize business jet. A derivative of the famed Hawker 800-series airframe the Hawker 750 refines its predecessors capabilities even further with the best range and payload performance in its class. Even more the Hawker 750 features the highly successful Honeywell engines a large cabin with internal and external baggage compartments and state-of-the-art Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. When you also consider that the aircraft offers proven reliability outstanding value and predictable operating costs you come to only one foregone conclusion: the new Hawker 750 is your best choice in the light-midsize market.
    $189.95
  • HH-3F Pelican 1/48 Scale Model

    On November 1967 the HH-3F Pelican helicopter was acquired by the Coast Guard for the purpose of extending its offshore helicopter coverage to 300 miles. The HH-3F is developed for search and rescue marine environmental protection logistic and reconnaissance support enforcement of laws and treaties defense readiness and drug interdiction. The HH-3F Pelican can accommodate 17 passengers and its side hoist can lift 600 pounds. The significant features of HH-3F are as follows: suspension hoist hydraulically operated eight foot ramp computerized navigation system weather search color radar and automatic flight control system. The HH-3F set the standards for helicopters. Thus the medium range twin engine amphibian carried sophisticated rotary wings avionics package cruised at 120 knots and competent of reaching 142 knots. The usual crewmembers of a HH-3F are the pilot the co pilot the navigator the flight mechanic and the passengers. The HH-3F Pelican is also known as the Sikorsky S-61R. It was built under Augusta License as the AS-61R. The HH-3F Pelican served the United States Coast Guard. The US Coast Guard ordered the HH-3F for all weather water rescues. It has a water landing ability which made it a dependable workhorse from the late 1960s. Moreover the HH-3F Pelican features a search radar with nose antenna random offset to port.
    $199.95
  • Concorde British Airways Model

    The ATrospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST) was the more successful of the only two supersonic passenger airliners to have ever operated commercially (the Tupolev Tu-144 being the other). First flown in 1969 its service commenced in 1976 and continued for 27 years. It flew regular transatlantic flights from London Heathrow (British Airways) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (Air France) to New York JFK and Washington Dulles flying these routes at record speeds in under half the time of other airliners. It also set many other records including the official FAI Westbound Around The World and Eastbound Around the World world air speed records. British Airways (BA) is the largest airline of the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe. It was one of only two operators of the Concorde supersonic airliner (the other being the state-owned Air France) with a daily service between Heathrow and New York JFK. BA used the aircraft to win business customers guaranteeing a certain number of Concorde upgrades in return for corporate accounts with the airline a key factor in winning business from transatlantic competitors. Concorde made large operating profits for British Airways for much of its service life. British Airways simultaneously with Air France inaugurated the world`s first supersonic passenger service with Concorde in January 1976. While commercial jets take seven hours to fly from New York to Paris the average supersonic flight time on the transatlantic routes was just under 3.5 hours. In transatlantic flight Concorde travelled more than twice as fast as other aircraft making them appear to be flying backwards. Up to 2003 Air France and British Airways continued to operate the New York services daily.Wing span: 10.25 inch length.
    $199.95
  • 3C/D Mariner 1/72 Scale Model

    In 1930s The Martin PBM-3 Mariner was designed as a Patrol Bomber Flying Boat for the US Navy. Originally this flying boat was known as the Martin 162. The first prototype - the quarter-scale 162A - flew in 1937. The full-scale prototype - the XPBM-1 - first flew in February 1939. There were 1 285 built. The type entering service was in September 1940. The PBM-3 Mariner is a huge flying boat with a very graceful bird-like silhouette. It is designed for very long range operations. The craft is equipped to remain away from its base for protracted periods while fulfilling its duties as a patrol bomber convoy escort or fleet operations scout. It s capability to fly very long range mission is underscored by it having a galley and sleeping accommodations. The Mariner was built to replace the older Consolidated PBY series but so many patrol planes were needed that it ended up as an addition and not a replacement. Over 1 000 Mariners were built during the war. They proved so useful and reliable that many remained in service for decades. The PBM-3 was similar to the PBM-1 in most respects differing mainly in fit of uprated P&W R-2600-12 engines with 1 270 kW (1 700 HP) each; larger and fixed wing floats; and revised engine nacelles that featured much bigger bombbays. Only 32 PBM-3s as such were built and never saw formal service in their original configuration. 31 of them were converted to a transport configuration the "PBM-3R" and 18 new-build PBM-3Rs were constructed as well. These machines had armor and armament removed with the turrets faired over; a reinforced floor cargo doors and a hoist; and removeable seating for 20 passengers though it was nothing unusual for them to carry 33 or more.
    $199.95
  • B-25B Mitchell Doolittle Model

    On April 18 1942 Jimmy Doolittle and 15 gallant crews took off from the deck of the USS Hornet for an historic flight to bomb Tokyo. The planes were parked on the Hornet s flight deck in the order they were to leave. There was no room to rearrange them and their long non-folding wings made it impossible to send them below. The leading bomber piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Doolittle had but a few hundred feet of deck run to reach flying speed but every subsequent one had a little more. The B-25 bomber was named as a tribute to the crusading Colonel Billy Mitchell for his visionary ideas on air power. On April 18 1942 Jimmy Doolittle flown the B25 and led a group of 16 B-25 bombers from the deck of the USS Hornet for an historic flight to bomb Tokyo Japan. The bombing was one of the most audacious missions of World War II. The plan for this confidential mission started several months before and Jimmy Doolittle was the one chosen to lead organize and plan the raid. The plan was to get within 300 or 400 miles of Japan bomb military and industrialized targets in Tokyo Osaka and Kobe soon after dusk and then fly on to a dawn landing at hidden airfields on the coast of China. The twin engine B25 Mitchell bomber was selected by Doolittle for the mission indicated that it should be possible to establish these aircraft from a carrier deck with less than 500 feet of runway.
    $194.95
  • Globemaster 1/100 Scale Model

    The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II also known as "Old Shakey" was a heavy-lift cargo military aircraft manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach California. C-124s provided heavy airlift during the Korean War Southeast Asia War and other important airlifts such as re-supply missions to Antarctica refugee evacuation in the Congo and mercy flights to Morocco Chile and elsewhere throughout the world following floods and other natural disasters. It could lift 33.560 kilograms (74 000 pounds) of cargo. Its double-decked cabin could also be fitted with 200 seats for troops or with 123 litters for casualty evacuation. Flight crew was six. The C-124 first flew on November 27 1949. This C-124C variant of Globemaster was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Corporation at Long Beach California and delivered to the U.S. Air Force on May 4 1955. The aircraft was assigned to the 15th Air Transport Squadron (Heavy) of the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) operating out of Dover AFB Delaware. The C-124C featured uprated engines an APS-42 weather radar with a distinctive nose "thimble" radome and wingtip-mounted combustion heaters to provide cabin heating and wing de-icing. The radar and combustion heaters were retrofitted to most C-124As. At the type s peak in 1963 there were 377 C-124s in service with 20 transport squadrons. A total of 243 C-124C were built.
    $189.95
  • L-1049 TWA Model

    On April 7 1967 Trans World Airlines (TWA) became one of the world s first all-jet airlines with the retirement of their last Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation and L-1649 Starliner aircraft. Many people consider the L-1049 Super Constellation to be the loveliest commercial aircraft ever built which is why they often affectionately call it the Super Connie. The L-1049G Super Constellation took off from Hamburg Germany to New York USA with a stop in Dusseldorf. The flight lasted 17 hours. In those days flights across the Atlantic heading for America could be accomplished only with an intermediate stop. Flights to Germany were usually non-stop due to the tail-wind. This marked the beginning of a new era. It wasn t until the Super Constellation that the plane became a means of mass transportation that allowed people to travel quickly and comfortably to cities around the world. The L-1049-G Super Constellation has 5 flight crews. The L-1049-G s capacity is typically 62-95 passengers up to 109 could be seated. The L-1049-G Super Constellation has a maximum speed of 380 mph and range of 5 400 mi. The L-1049G is distinguished by round windows and the ability to carry wingtip fuel tanks. The L-1049G Super Constellation had another distinguishing feature: It was the first commercial aircraft to have a pressurised cabin.
    $184.95
  • 200 Air Canada 1/100 Model

    The A320 Airbus family is a short to medium range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus. The A320 series has two variants the A320-100 and A320-200. The A320-200 is the definitive version and was delivered together with the A320-100 to Air Inter an airliner acquired by Air France Air France and British Airways. The A320-200 features wingtip fences and has an increased fuel capacity compared to the A320-100 for an increased range. The A320-200 has 2 900 nautical miles typical range with 150 passengers. It incorporates two CFMI CFM56-5 or IAE V2500 with thrust ratings between 25 500 to 27 000 pounds force. The A320-200 direct Boeing competitor is the 737-800. There are more than 3 000 A320s built and is the second best-selling jet airliner family of all time
    $189.95
  • KC-135E Tanker Model

    The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a United States aerial refueling tanker aircraft. It has been in service with the United States Air Force since 1957. Besides its primary role as an inflight aircraft refueler the KC-135 designated NKC-135 has assisted in several research projects at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base California. One such project occurred between 1979 and 1980 when special wingtip "winglets" developed by Richard Whitcomb of the Langley Research Center were tested at Dryden using an NKC-135A tanker loaned to NASA by the Air Force. Winglets are small nearly vertical fins installed on an aircraft s wing tips. The results of the research showed that drag was reduced and range could be increased by as much as 7 percent at cruise speeds. Winglets are now being incorporated into most new commercial and military transport jets as well as business aviation jets. NASA also has operated several KC-135 aircraft (without the tanker equipment installed) as their infamous Vomit Comet zero-gravity simulator aircraft. The longest-serving (1973 to 1995) version was KC-135A 59-1481 named Weightless Wonder IV registered N930NA.
    $194.95
  • HU- 16E US Coast Guard Model

    The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat. Originally designated SA-16 it was renamed HU-16 in 1962. The Albatross was designed to be able to land at sea in open ocean situations in order to effect the rescue of downed pilots. Its deep-V cross-section and substantial length helped make it possible for it to land in wavy conditions. Since it weighs over 12 500 pounds pilots must have a type rating in order to act as pilot or co-pilot on board the Albatross. There is a yearly Albatross fly-in at Boulder City Nevada where Albatross pilots can renew their type ratings.
    $194.95
  • Trojan USN 1/32 Scale Model

    The T-28 Trojan was the basic trainer for both the Navy and Air Force. Like the T-6 Texan that it replaced in the early 50s many were converted to ground attack variants and saw action in Vietnam. The T-28 Trojan manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA) was designed as a piston-engined military trainer aircraft. The T-28 was flown for the first time designed to replace the T-6 Texan on September 24 1949. The first of two prototypes was flown on September 26 1949. Found satisfactory a contract was issued and between 1950 and 1957. There were a total of 1 948 aircrafts built. A number of these aircraft were later supplied to Air Forces in South America and South East Asia particularly in Japan Argentina Thailand Laos Philippines and Brazil. The Trojan as it became known had a frameless canopy and a Wright R-1300 engine that when combined and gave it a top speed that often exceeded 280 mph. First orders of 266 planes in 1950 eventually grew to 1 194. After it became evident that the Air Force had found a very successful design the United Sates Navy and Marine Corps adopted it as well. Two years later 489 standardized versions (T-28Bs) were ordered by the Navy mainly differing from the T-28A in its use of the more-powerful Wright R-1820-86 engine. Following this 299 T-28Cs were produced which were fitted with an arrester gear for carrier-deck landing training.
    $184.95
  • Orbiter -M 1/144 Scale Model

    NASA had many successful space missions and programs including over 150 unmanned missions and many space flight missions most notably the space mission on Mars. NASA probes have been continually performing science at Mars since 1997 with at least two orbiters since 2001 and several Mars rovers. The orbiting Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will continue monitoring the geology and climate of the Red Planet and will continue searching for evidence of water and life presence as they have since 2001 and 2006. The cockpit houses the pressurized crew module and it provides support for the nose section nose gear and the nose gear wheel well and doors. The crew station consists of the flight deck middle deck/equipment bay and an airlock. The flight deck permits the vehicle to be piloted from either seat and permits one-man emergency return while the middle deck contains provisions and stowage facilities for four crew sleep stations. The Orbiter is both the brains and heart of the Space Transportation System. About the same size and weight as a DC-9 aircraft the Orbiter contains the pressurized crew compartment the huge cargo bay and the three main engines mounted on its aft end and a midfuselage that supports the payload bay of the Orbiter.
    $129.95
  • Space Shuttle FSAtlantis Model

    Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) is currently one among the three operational spacecraft in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA. It was named after the two-masted boat of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966 and it served as the primary research vessel. Atlantis maiden flight was on October 1985. Atlantis went seven straight flights to the Russian space station Mir. The spacecraft served as the on-orbit launch site for many notable and noteworthy spacecrafts including planetary probes Magellan and Galileo. In 1991 it deployed the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Atlantis underwent refitting operations and modifications including the installation of a glass cockpit. Atlantis completed an 11-day mission to the International Space Station involving three space walks in October 2002. During September 9-24 2005 Atlantis was scheduled for its 27th launch though the mission was suspended by NASA due to the complications during Discovery s launch of mission STS-114 and there are subsequent suspensions of all future shuttle launches. Atlantis was scheduled to fly the STS-121 mission but the mission was flown by Discovery instead. In the recent years Atlantis has delivered several vital components the U.S. laboratory module Destiny the Joint Airlock Quest and multiple sections of the Integrated Truss structure that serves as the backbone of the International Space Station. As of September 2006 Atlantis completed 28 flights spent 220.40-days in space completed 3 468 orbits and flown 89 908 732 nautical miles in total. Atlantis is scheduled to remain operational until 2010 the Shuttle program s projected end but is not currently scheduled for any missions further in 2008. From base to top this about 12.5 inches tall
    $119.95
  • B737-700 Continental Model

    A short to medium range airliner. The 737-700 rolled out on December 7 1996. The Boeing 737 is a popular short-to-medium range commercial passenger jet aircraft. It has been continuously manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes since 1967. Age Range: 15 and up. Assembled Dimension Length (in): 13.5. Assembled Dimension Width (in): 13.5. Assembly Required: No. Batteries Required: No. Collectible: Yes. Gift Idea: Yes. Interest: Collecting / Transportation. OK for Outdoor Use: No. Remote Control: No. Safety Warning: Not a childs toy. This is a museum quality desktop display model.
    $199.95
  • KC-97G Stratofreighter Model

    The Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter also known as the KC-97 Stratotanker was a strategic tanker transport aircraft developed after a request by the U.S. Army Air Forces. The KC-97 had its first flight in 1945 at it proved to be a very successful and versatile aircraft. Boeing modified the design slightly to create their first post-war airliner the Boeing 377. For many years it was the backbone of the U.S Air Force tanker fleet until replaced by the KC-135. A total of 816 KC-97s were purchased from Boeing as opposed to only 74 of the C-97 base cargo version. The KC-97G Stratofreighter a KC-97 variant has 592 production aircraft that were factory-built as dual-role aerial refueling tankers/cargo transportation aircraft. KC-97G models carried under wing fuel tanks. Many models were converted into full transport like aero-medical or rescue roles. The KC-97G the second and most numerous factory-built tanker version of the Stratofreighter has a main distinguishing feature of the KC-97G was the addition of 700-gallon external fuel tanks under each wing. On November 3rd 2000 the KC-97Gs final flight was from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Minnesota Air Guard Museum.
    $194.95
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    Museum quality desktop Model Aircrafts. These models will display beautifully in your home or office and makes a wonderful conversation piece.

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    $99.95 - $199.95

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