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#AA-2097   1/72 scale  Lockheed XST Have Blue  Stepping stone of the F-117A Nighthawk

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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$48

Shipping charge: US$6

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 1975, the USAF and DARPA initiated a XST program to study the concept of a very low observable military aircraft. DARPA penned the requirements for the ATA designs that was a small aircraft about the size of F-15. Northrop and Lockheed were asked to design a prototype. In early 1977, Lockheed won the contract for the construction of two 60-percent scale flyable test aircrafts. The designation XST was replaced with the code name Have Blue. The two Have Blue aircrafts were built at Lockheed in only a few months. The first example was intended to evaluate the type's flying characteristics, while the second was to evaluate the radar signature. The first flight of the Have Blue 1001 took place in December 1977. Have Blue 1002 took to the air for the first time in July 1978 shortly after the loss of number 1001. The Have Blue prototype 1002 proved to be essentially undetectable by all airborne radars except the Boeing E-3 AWACS. For this reason, the USAF awarded Lockheed a full scale engineering development contact for 20 operational F-117A Nighthawk fighter-bomber.

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Technology testbed

To confirm the low "Radar Cross Section" signature of the plane design

22ft.6in.

38ft.

7ft.6in.

2x General Electric J85-GE-4A Jet engine

600 mph

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Model References

The Lockheed Have Blue is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.F. stealth aircraft

Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

Boeing Bird of Pry

Boeing X-32

Lockheed Have Blue

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

McDonnell Douglas A-12A Avenger II

Northrop B-2 Spirit

Northrop Tacit Blue

Northrop Grumman YF-23 Black Widow II

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