1/144 scale Raytheon Sentinel R.1 - ASTOR (Airborne Stand-Off Radar) system

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#AA-4057   1/144 scale  Raytheon Sentinel R.1  Airborne Stand-Off Radar system

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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103 resin parts +

Clear cast canopies, decals

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Span 198 mm

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Length 210 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1990s, the U.K. Ministry of Defence launched an Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) program that was a ground surveillance system designed to provide information about the deployment and movement of enemy forces. The requirement stands for an existing modern, class-leading, large commercial business jet aircraft was to be modified to carry the radar and air-to-ground data links. In 1999, the Raytheon Ltd proposal was selected to build ASTOR. The major components of ASTOR program included the use of five Global Express business jets that equipped with the ASARS-2 radar technology, used on U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. Once the contract had been signed, Bombardier moved fairly quickly and converted its original prototype Global Express into the prototype ASTOR. The first flight of the modified prototype was made in 2001, which validated the modifications required for the ASTOR system. The first production Sentinel R1 made its 4.4 hour maiden flight in 2004. The aircraft entered operational service with the RAF based at RAF Waddington and operated by 5 Squadron.

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Airborne Early Warning & Control system airplane

To provides a battlefield-intelligence, target-imaging and tracking radar for the RAF and the Army

28.49m.

30.30m.

8.20m.

2x Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710 turbofans engine

895 km/h

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Model References

The Raytheon Sentinel R.1 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 British aircrafts as bonus:

The Raytheon Sentinel R.1 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

AEW/ AWACS airplane

Antonov An-71 Madcap

BAe Nimrod AEW Mk3

Beriev A-50 Mainstray

Boeing E-3 Sentry

Boeing E-8 Joint STARS

Boeing NC-135

Boeing AWACS-767 JDF

Grumman E-1 Tracer

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye

Lockheed EC-130V Hercules

Lockheed P-3 Orion

Raytheon Sentinel R.1

Tupolev Tu-126 Moss

Yakovlev Yak-44

Modern British aircraft

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