Bell X-1E "Test Flight" (1:144), DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds Item Number DRW51029
  • Bell X-1E "Test Flight" (1:144), DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds Item Number DRW51029
  • Bell X-1E "Test Flight" (1:144) - DRW51029

Length 2.5"
Wingspan 2.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

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    Bell X-1E "Test Flight" (1:144)

    - Fully detailed 1/144 Bell X-1E
    - Two complete X-1 replicas: one regular depiction and the other with transparent fuselage showing the experimental plane's internal configuration
    - Stylish metal stand included
    - Accurate engraved panel lines
    - Historically accurate markings
    - Pre-assembled

    The famous Bell X-1 was the first aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight. Its development started in 1945, and it was in spired by the shape of a Browning .50-cal machine gun round. Indeed, the Bell X-1 was essentially a bullet with wings, propelled by a four-chamber rocket engine. The first supersonic test flight occurred on 14 October 1947. After two Bell X-1 craft were destroyed by separate explosions in 1951, X-1E (with serial number 46-063) was reconstructed from X-1-2. Major modifications specific to the X-1E were a turbopump fuel feed system, a super-thin wing and a _knife-edge__ cockpit windscreen. The X-1E performed its maiden flight on 15 December 1955 with test pilot Joe Walker at the controls. By the time the craft completed its 26th and final flight it had attained a top speed of Mach 2.21, which equates to 2,704km/h!

    Warbirds has added the X-1E to its 1/144 scale range of collectible aircraft. Dragon has released X-1 models before, but this model depicts the X-1E on its test flight in December 1955. Furthermore, there isn't just one aircraft, but the set offers two complete models. One is a regular depiction of the X-1E while the other features Dragon's exciting concept of a transparent fuselage that allows viewing of the experimental plane's internal configuration. The two X-1Es can sit side by side on the sleek display stand that comes with the set. In this scale these two planes are not large, but they do reveal all about the Bell X-1E!

    Model Details for Dragon Wings 1:144 United States Air Force X-1 - DiMA ID# 63823

    Dragon Wings United States Air Force X-1 1:144 - 51029 - DiMA ID#63823
    United States Air Force Dragon Wings
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    Country &
    United States of America
    United States of America
    North America
    North America

    Aircraft: X-1 Scale: 1:144

    Part #: 51029 DiMA ID#: 63823

    Release Date: 2012 Disc Date: 2012

    Status: Limited Production Units: Limited

    Remarks: "Test Flight". Model 1 in a SET of 2. With transparent fuselage showing off "innards" of X-1. With Stand.
    Registration:  46-063 Engines: 1 Reaction Motors XLR-11-RM3

    Classification: Military

    Last Updated: 01/09/2013

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