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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 North American X-15A-2 "Roll-Out" (Military)
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ITEM NO: DRW 51036
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195510365
SCALE: 1:144
ANNOUNCED ON: 2/21/2012
ARRIVED ON: 4/12/2012
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Barcode: 0 89195 51036 5
Case pack: 36 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 5.9" x 5.9" x 2.4"

Features:
- Fully detailed 1/144 Bell X-15A-2
- Stylish metal stand included
- Historically accurate markings
- Pre-assembled

The experimental X-15 built by North American Aviation was an astonishing craft. As both an aircraft and a spaceplane, it set speed and altitude records at the edge of outer space in the 1960s. Such was its performance envelope that some pilots could also hold claim to being astronauts. Three X-15 aircraft were manufactured and test-flown 199 times, thus producing invaluable data that would help future aircraft and space programs. The second X-15A aircraft to be manufactured (serial number 56-6671) was rebuilt after a landing accident, and during this process its length was extended by 730mm. Renamed X-15A-2, it also featured a pair of auxiliary fuel tanks mounted under the fuselage, plus heat-resistant surfaces. It first flew on 28 June 1964, with this hypersonic craft creating the record for the fastest ever manned rocket-powered aircraft with a speed of Mach 6.32 (a staggering 7,274km/h). X-15A-2 remains on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.

Dragon Warbirds is offering an X-15A-2 model made to 1/144 scale. The model depicts the craft as it appeared at its rollout ceremony shortly before performing its record-breaking flight. The die-cast model captures perfectly the cylindrical form of the X-15 with its thick dorsal and ventral stabilizers, plus the new auxiliary fuel tanks are molded in place. This item has quite a distinct difference in appearance compared to the previous X-15A in Dragon’s X-plane series, including the specific markings applied accurately to the aircraft. This X-15A-2 is sure to send collectors soaring into the stratosphere of pleasure!