Atlantis Models AANH273 - 1/175 Boeing B-52 and X-15 Swivel Stand Plastic Model Kit
Atlantis Models - AANH273 - 1/175 Boeing B-52 and X-15 Swivel Stand Plastic Model Kit
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This kit comes molded in shiny silver plastic and clear, with the swivel base plus a second display stand to hold the X-15 if desired, updated decals,a scale X-15, and an option to add external fuel tanks. Decals are included for USAF and Nasa schemes.
Skill Level 2.
One of the major steps in America's program to conquer space was the X-15 Project. The stated aims of the project were to discover how well an aircraft can be controlled in near-space environment, and what problems are inherent in re-entering the atmosphere in a piloted aircraft.
In order to gain as much altitude as possible witout expending fuel from the X-15's limited supply, the aircraft is carried aloft nested under the wing of a modified B-52 Jet Bomber. In the fuselage of the bomber rides a crew of technicians who service the X-15 during the climb to the launch point. This David and Goliath combination was a very significant step in aviation history.