Glencoe 1:48 NORTHROP BELL X-1B
1:48 Bell X-1B - Decals for USAF, NACA and NASA
Late 1940's supersonic USAF experimental aircraft, originally flown by Chuck Yeager.
The Bell X-1, designated originally as XS-1, was a joint National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics-U.S. Army Air Forces-U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by the Bell Aircraft Company. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built during 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h; 870 kn) during 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 miles per hour (2,600 km/h; 1,400 kn) during 1954.
The X-1 was the first aeroplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the so-called X-planes, a series of American experimental rocket planes designated for testing of new technologies and often kept secret.
Plastic model kit
Requires assembly, glue and paint
Decals included for three renditions of the X-1B.
Brand: Glencoe Models
Product Code: GC05120