--The Douglas X-3 Stiletto is an experimental aircraft developed for supersonic continuous flight tests.
――Development began in 1945, and only one machine was manufactured.
--The first flight was in September 1952.
--The engine is equipped with two Westinghouse XJ34-WE-17.
――We aimed for the speed of Mach 2 and the cruising time of 30 minutes.
――It features a design that suppresses air resistance as much as possible, such as an extremely elongated fuselage and a thin and small main wing.
――Unfortunately, the engine power was insufficient and the speed of sound could not be exceeded in level flight, so the experimental plan by the Air Force was suspended, and then NACA, which took over the aircraft, conducted 20 test flights.
--Currently, the aircraft is on display at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
--The model is a 1/144 scale reproduction of the Douglas X-3 stiletto during the test flight conducted by NACA from 1954 to 1981.
――You can enjoy the distinctive style such as the small main wing and the detailed body shape with a strangely extended nose with a total length of about 14 cm.
--The product is a set of two completed models.
――One is colored white, and the other is a transparent part on one side so that you can see the engine inside the aircraft.
--The set also comes with a metal S-shaped display stand. You can show the two machines side by side.
――The styling and the lower injection sheet are notable experimental aircraft that are said to have influenced the F-104 fighter that was developed after that.
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