1/72 scale Douglas XF6D-1 Missileer - U.S. Navy unclear Eagle missile launcher

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#AA-2075   1/72 scale  Douglas XF6D-1 Missileer  Nuclear missiles launcher

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

36 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopy

& Decal

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Span 296 mm

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Length 224 mm

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Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$9

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

Extra decal

US$0.50

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1957, the U.S. Navy began to plan a new concept for airborne fleet defense. A large subsonic interceptor with a powerful radar was to be equipped with very long range high speed air-to-air missiles to shoot down approaching Soviet strike aircrafts and bombers. In 1958, Bendix and Grumman were selected as contractors for the AAM-N-10 Eagle missile. A year later the Douglas XF6D-1 Missileer design was chosen for the launch platform with an order for two prototypes. The most important feature of the XF6D-1 was its Westinghouse AN/APQ-81 pulse-doppler radar, the first track-while-scan radar developed for a fighter aircraft. In 1960, the Navy development organizations became convinced that the XF6D-1 was too expensive, and changed in favor of exploring the feasibility of using the F-111B. The Eagle missile program faltered as well. The XF6D-1 and Eagle missiles were both put on hold in December of 1960, before any XAAM-N-10 prototypes could be tested. However, the idea of a long-range fleet-defense interceptor was realized later with the F-14 Tomcat and the AAM-N-11/AIM-54 Phoenix missile.

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Carrier-based long-range fighter

To carry 6 to 8 Eagle missiles and launching them at unfriendly target

70ft.

53ft.

18ft.1in.

2x Pratt & Whitney TF-30-P2 turbofan

546 mph

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6x Eagle missile

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Model References

The Douglas XF6D-1 Missileer is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S. Navy fighter 1946 ~ 1962

Convair XFY-1 Pogo

Convair XF2Y-1 (F-7) Sea Dart

Douglas F3D-1 (F-10) Skyknight

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray 

Douglas XF5D-1 Skylancer

Douglas XF6D-1 Missileer

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

Grumman F7F-4N Tigercat

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat

Grumman F9F-2 Panther

Grumman F9F-6 (F-9) Cougar

Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar

Grumman F11F-1 (F-11) Tiger

Grumman XF12F-1 Lion

Lockheed XFV-1

McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

McDonnell F2H-1 (F-2) Banshee

McDonnell F3H-1N (F-3) Demon

McDonnell F4H-1 (F-4A / F-110A) Phantom II

North American FJ-1 Fury

North American FJ-2 Fury

Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark

Vought F4U-5 Corsair

Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake

Vought F6U-1 Pirate

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass

Vought F8U-1 (F-8) Crusader

Vought F8U-3 Crusader III

Douglas built Naval fighter family

Douglas F3D-1 (F-10) Skyknight

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray 

Douglas XF5D-1 Skylancer

Douglas XF6D-1 Missileer

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Post war U.S. Navy experimental aircraft