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#AA-2077   1/72 scale  Boeing X-20 Dyna Soar  U.S.A.F. Space reconnaissance / bomber project

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

17 resin parts

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Span 83 mm

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Length 149 mm

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Unit price: US$38

Shipping charge: US$3.50

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.5

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1945, millions of German military documents were confiscated by USAAF. One of the concept was the Sanger aerospace bomber. During post-war years, Bell was selected for the study on space-craft, and named BoMi. In 1956, the Air Force channeled Bell's development to a reconnaissance, bombardment vehicle. A competition for a glider prototype was opened. In 1959, Boeing won the competition, and was contracted for the system contractor, Martin as responsibility for the booster airframe. The project designated X-20 Dyna-Soar (Dynamic Soaring). The program was structured in 3-steps. Step-1 was a manned glider that propelled by Titan I or II booster, step-2 was a manned orbital flight and step-3 was a weapon system research. In 1961, plans were changed to develop a vehicle capable of exploring man's military functions in space, that were to adapt the glider to a expensive Titan IIIC booster. Although the mock-up was inspected and accepted, the whole X-20 program was cancelled by Secretary of Defense in 1963, as all funding were transferred to other Air Force similar space program, Gemini and ASSET.

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Aerospace craft prototype (demonstration glider)

To build a space vehicle would be explored military uses in space reconnaissance and strategic bombing

19ft.8in.

35ft.3in.

5ft.11in.

Martin Titan I / II (planned as booster)

16,670 mph

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Model References

The Boeing X-20 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. Experimantal aircraft "X-Planes"

Bell X-1

Bell X-2

Douglas X-3 Stilletto

Northrop X-4 Bantam

Bell X-5

Convair X-6

Lockheed X-7

Aerojet General X-8 Aerobee

Bell X-9 Shrike

North Ameriacn X-10

Convair X-11 Atlas A

Convair X-12 Atlas B

Ryan X-13 Vertijet

Bell X-14

Northrop American X-15

Bell X-16 Bald Eagle

Lockheed X-17

Hiller X-18

Curtiss-Wright X-19

Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar

Northrop X-21A

Bell X-22A

Martin Mariette X-23A PRIME

Martin Mariette X-24A/B

Bensen X-25

Schweizer X-26A / Lockheed X-26B Q-Star

Lockheed X-27 Lancer

Pereira X-28A Osprey

Grumman X-29A

Rockwell International X-30A

Rockwell International / MBB X-31A

Boeing X-32A

Lockheed X-33A

Orbital Sciences X-34

Lockheed Martin X-35A

Boeing X-36

Boeing X-37

Scale-Composites X-38 CRV

X-39 (unknown)

Boeing X-40A

Boeing X-41 CAV

Orbital Sciences X-42 USFEx

Micro Craft X-43A Hyper-X

Lockheed Martin / NASA X-44 Manta

Boeing X-45A UAV

Boeing X-46

Northrop Grumman X-47 Pegasus

Boeing / NASA X-48

X-49 (unknown)

Boeing / DARPA X-50 Dragonfly

Post war U.S.A.F. military space-craft

Bell BoMi

Boeing X-20 Dyna Soar

Lockheed FDL-5

McDonnell Gemini (MOL)

Martin Mariette X-23A PRIME