Grumman X-29 Prototype No. 2 NASA 049 (1:144), DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds Item Number DRW51039
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Length 4.5"
Wingspan 2.25"

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    Grumman X-29 Prototype No. 2 NASA 049 (1:144) By DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds
    Item Number: DRW51039

    About Grumman X-29 Prototype No. 2 NASA 049 (1:144)
    The American company Grumman was the developer of the experimental X-29 aircraft that first flew on December 14, 1984. It was based on an F-5A Freedom Fighter airframe, but it also used some elements from the F-16. The X-29's most notable feature was its forward-swept wings, making it look in some ways as though it was flying backwards! Indeed, it was only the world's second aircraft to fly with such a wing configuration, with the first having been the German WWII-era Junkers Ju 287. In addition, the X-29 used advanced technologies such as carbon-fiber composite materials, canard control surfaces and a digital fly-by-wire system that was necessary due to its inherently unstable aerodynamic design. This computerized flight control system input up to 40 corrections per second. Just two X-29 aircraft were produced and NASA used them for a test program. The first supersonic flight occurred in 1985, and the General Electric F404 turbofan engine enabled a maximum speed of Mach 1.8. Dragon Warbirds has recreated a 1/144 scale miniature of the second X-29 prototype (serial no. 82-0049) resplendent in the correct colors and markings. Aircraft No.2 performed 120 flights under Phase 2 of the test program. It was differentiated from the first in that it was fitted with a spin recovery parachute mounted at the base of the rudder. The reason for this was that the aircraft was destined to be engaged in Phase 2 research concerning high angles of attack (up to 67 degrees). Today the original is on display at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, but now collectors can appreciate their very own model of this unique forward-looking and forward-swept aircraft.

    About DragonWings 1:144 scale Diecast Warbirds
    Established in 1987, Dragon Models Limited first produced plastic model kits before moving into the airliner model field with their Dragon Wings 1:400 scale line of commercial and national airliners. By Maintaining strict quality standards, and with features such as working parts, accurate markings, true to scale models and excellent manufacturing, the Dragon line of products became leaders in the world of aviation and military models. Collectors will find a wide selection of diecast aircrafts, space crafts, tanks in their Dragon Armor line, 1:6 scale action figures from their New Generation Life Action Figure series, 1:72 scale fighter aircrafts from their Warbirds series and more. Dragon Model Limited released over a 1,000 different model kits and pre-constructed models, and they may also be found under the brand labels of "Revell/Monogram" in the USA, "Revell" and "Italeri" in Europe, and "Hasegawa" and "GSI" in Japan. Production of the Dragon Wings airliners, warebirds, and Dragon Armor tanks ceased in 2008. Remaining stock of these popular models is limited and at www.CollectableJets.com we have the largest selection of closeout Dragon Wings models at low, low closeout prices.

    About this scale
    1:144 Scale models, while not as common as 1:72, are still a good scale for collectors. This scale is often used for larger military and space models that would be too large or expensive in 1:72 scale.

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