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US Air Force Bell X-1 ~ 1/144

US Air Force Bell X-1 ~  1/144
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Price: $52.95
Availability: In Stock
Model: X-1
Average Rating: Not Rated

SCALE: 1/144 
LENGTH: 6.56 cm
MANUFACTURER: Dragon Wings
PRODUCT: Diecast 
WHEELS: Yes
STAND: Yes

REGO: 8062

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The Bell X-1 was a rocket engine-powered aircraft, designated originally as the XS-1, and was a joint National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics-U.S. Army Air Forces-U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by Bell Aircraft. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built in 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h) in 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) in 1954. The X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the X-planes, a series of American experimental rocket planes (and non-rocket planes) designated for testing of new technologies and often kept secret.

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