DRA3601 - 1/35 Arab StuG.III Ausf.G - The Six Day War
DRA6571 - 1/35 Sd.Kfz.252 Leichter Bef.Wagen
DRA6790 - 1/35 German Ambulance Truck
DRA6886 - 1/35 Kubelwagen Radio Car
DRA7549 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G)
DRA7551 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H
DRA7558 - 1/72 King Tiger Henschel
DRA7559 - 1/72 StuG.III Ausf.B
DRA7564 - 1/72 Panzerkampfwagen T-34/85
DRR60699 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G 7.Pz.Rgt. "Totenkopf", Pz.GrenDiv. "Totenkopf" Kharkov 1945
DRA3570 - 1/35 Egyptian Sherman
DRA3572 - 1/35 Egyptian Su-100 Tank Destroyer- The Six Day War
DRA3597 - 1/35 IDF M3 Halftrack Mortar Carrier
DRA6870 - 1/35 IJA Type 97 Medium Tank "Chi-Ha" Early Production (Smart Kit)
DRA6901 - 1/35 DAK Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf. H (Smart Kit)
DRA7553 - 1/72 Stug.III Ausf.C/D
DRA7561 - 1/72 10.5cm STURMHAUBITZE 42
DRA7562 - 1/72 StuG.III Ausf.E
DEALER LOGIN
Dealers Please Click
Here To Login

PRODUCT SEARCH

Orange the new color of Value


Dragon Models USA, Inc.
224 Mercury Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Call: (626) 968-0322
FAX: (626) 968-0234
sales@dragonmodelsusa.com

Dragon Wings
This series includes high quality diecast models of modern and historical aircraft. Each item is recreated with lifelike details and is true to scale. Titles include many of today’s most popular commercial airlines and both modern and historic military aircraft.
1/144 Grumman X-29
Click on any images to view their full size.
ITEM NO: DRW 51024
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195510242
SCALE: 1:144
ANNOUNCED ON: 10/19/2011
ARRIVED ON: 12/9/2011
Share |
Find This At Your Local Hobby Store
Type In Your Zip Code
*actual product may not be exactly as shown
Barcode: 0 89195 51024 2
Case pack: 24 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 5.9" x 5.9" x 2.4"

As part of the USA’s experimental flight program, the X-29 first took to the air from Edwards Air Force Base on 14 December 1984. A total of two aircraft, based on Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter airframes, were produced and they flew in various tests up till 1991. The Grumman X-29’s key characteristics were forward-swept wings (at more than 33° angle), canard control surfaces and composite materials. The design was inherently unstable to increase its agility, so it utilized computerized fly-by-wire controls that could make 40 corrections per second while flying at a maximum speed of Mach 1.8. The carbon-fiber composite materials were necessary to manage the twisting that results from forward-swept wings. This aeroelastic divergent twisting results from aerodynamic forces that rotate the wings’ leading edges upwards, and which could easily result in structural failure. Interestingly, this was only the world’s second jet-powered aircraft to have forward-swept wings, the first being the Junkers Ju 287 of 1944 vintage!

As part of the Warbirds collection, Dragon has produced a 1/144 scale model of the X-29. This item makes use of 100% new toolings, and it accurately reproduces the sleek shape of the experimental aircraft. The forward-swept wing design, in particular, is impressive on this model. Whether shown in a display case or on a desktop, this precise model of the X-29 is a fine-looking specimen of advanced aerospace technology.