This pre-sale model is. Which has a production period of 1 month. If not, since we have our own factory, we can make one for you in a month. This magnificent and Museum-Quality crafted Northrop Tacit Blue Airplane Wood Model is finely handmade from kiln-dried Wood Mahogany and skillfully hand-painted by gifted artists. It is 11.5″ in Length, with 10″ Wingspan, weighing 0.44 pounds, and a package weight of about 2.20 pounds. The picture shown in this listing is part of a set of photos we are using as reference for the production of the models. Each model comes with a wooden stand. Direct from our highly gifted Craftsmen & Artists, Each model is Individually Sculptured and Painted by hand, Not Mass-produced and there is No Reserve! We have been doing business WORLDWIDE for more that 8 years. The Northrop made’Tacit Blue’ was a stealth test vehicle. Tactic Blue never went into production but yielded valuable data. Northrop Tacit Blue Type: Specifications: Crew: pilot Length: 55.8 ft Wingspan: 48.2 ft Weight: 30,000 lbs Engines: Two high-bypass turbofans Garrett ATF3-6 5440 pounds thrust each. Flight control is supplied by a quadruply-redundant, digital fly-by-wire flight system that stabilizes the aircraft about the longitudinal and directional axes, much like the. Tacit Blue completed 135 flights over a three year period, with the maiden flight taking place on February, 1982. The aircraft logged three to four flights weekly and on several occasions flew more than one a day. TACIT BLUE owes some of its unique shape and size to the reconnaissance equipment it was designed to carry. A Hughes multi-mode-side-looking radar (SLAR) a predecessor to the ground surveillance radar used in Joint Stars, took up a large part of SHAMU’s structure. The SLAR on TACIT BLUE was part of an effort to test if a LPI (low probability of intercept) radar could be flown on a stealth aircraft without compromising its presence. ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) antennas for intercepting enemy communications were also part of TACIT BLUE’s reconnaissance systems. There were a total of five pilots who flew the aircraft. The first was Dick Thomas, a Northop test pilot. The air Force pilots were Lieutenant Colonel Ken Dyson (who was also a HAVE BLUE pilot) and Lieutenant Colonels, Wes Easter, Don Cornell and Major Dan Vanderhurst. After purchasing, pay instantly through! Payments are preferred because they are SAFE & SECURE. We are a Premier Merchant, both Verified and Confirmed. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models”. The seller is “myasianart” and is located in this country: PH. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines
- Length: 11.5\
- Wingspan: 10\