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


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

17 resin parts


Span 83 mm


Length 149 mm


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



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.










Aerospace craft prototype (demonstration glider)

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




Martin Titan I / II (planned as booster)

16,670 mph




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