1/144 scale Boeing YC-14 - STOL prototype to replace the C-130 Hercules

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#AA-4104   1/144 scale  Boeing YC-14  STOL prototype to replace the C-130 Hercules

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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111 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 273 mm

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Length 278 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents one set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1972, the U.S. Air Force issued the Advanced transport STOL transport program for a new medium airlifter that capable of operations into battle zones with short, temporary airfields. Two proposals were accepted for construction as the Boeing YC-14 and McDonnell Douglas YC-15 prototypes. The Boeing design for STOL performance was based on the use of a supercritical wing, developed by NASA that the high-speed airflow from the engines tended to cling to the upper surface of the wing/flap system and was thus directed downward to provide powered lift. It was the most efficient powered-lift system ever developed. The first flight of the YC-14 demonstrated superior STOL performance and low-speed maneuverability. However, by the time the YC-14 was ready for production, military priorities had changed. The Air Force decided it needed a larger transport that would fly to standard, conventional airfields rather than into battle zones. In 1979, the Air Force formally cancelled the AMST program for both the YC-14 and the YC-15. As a result, the C-X program, the C-17 evolved.

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Strategic transport

To meet the need for a large STOL cargo aircraft to replace the Lockheed C-130 Hercules

129ft.

131ft.8in.

48ft.8n.

2x General Electric CF6-50D turbofan engine

504 mph

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150 troops / 270,000 pounds of cargo

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Model References

The Boeing YC-14 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. airplanes as bonus:

 

The Boeing YC-14 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern U.S. Transport aircraft

Grumman C-1A Trader

Grumman C-2A Greyhound

Martin VC-3A

Grumman C-4A Academe

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

Beech VC-6A

DeHavilland Canada C-7A Caribou

DeHavilland Canada C-8A Buffalo

Douglas C-9 Nightingale

McDonnell-Douglas KC-10 Extender

Gulfstream VC-11A

Beech C-12 Huron

Boeing YC-14

McDonnell-Douglas YC-15

Cessna C-16 Caravan

McDonnell-Douglas C-17 GlobeMaster III

Boeing EC-18

Boeing C-19

Gulfstream C-20A

Gates Learjet C-21A

Boeing C-22B

Short C-23A Sherpa

Douglas EC-24A

Boeing VC-25A Air Force one

Fairchild C-26A

Alenia C-27A

Cessna C-28 Titan

British Aerospace C-29A

Fokker C-31A Golden Knights

Boeing C-32A

Boeing C-33 (C-5D)

Cessna UC-35A

Boeing YFC-36A (YAL-1A)

Gulfstream C-37A

Galaxy Aerospace C-38A

Boeing C-40A

CASA C-41A