Bell® X-1 Mach Buster - Rocket Plane Mini-Kit

Brickmania
$50.00
Current Stock:
5
SKU:
BKM5014
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days.
Weight:
1.53 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Nathan Cragun
Piece Count:
95 LEGO® elements
Minifigs:
0
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

About the Bell® X-1 Mach Buster - Rocket Plane Mini-Kit:

Launching from the bomb bay of a B-29 bomber on October 14, 1947, the Bell® X-1 Mach Buster achieved Mach 1.06 (700 mph) before safely returning to Earth, becoming the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. Shaped like a .50 caliber bullet, the X-1 was modified several times to increase the likelihood of a successful mission to break the sound barrier. Flown by World War II combat pilot Captain Chuck Yeager, he named the plane “Glamorous Glennis” after his wife. Although the X-1 had been designed to withstand extreme gravitational pressure, nothing was known about the effect of reaching this speed on the human body at that time. The X-1 and Captain Yeager would prove that it is possible to travel faster than the speed of sound, and the achievement would fuel the future production of supersonic aircraft — forever changing the nature of warfare. The X-1 now resides in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Specifications:

Service Year: 1947
Model: Experimental aircraft
Total built: 7
Crew:1
Engine: Reaction Motors E6000-C4
Maximum Speed: 967 mph (1,556 km/h)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This expertly designed kit features all custom printed details and no stickers! The build is quick, sturdy, and is instantly recognized as the iconic X-1. A perfect pair with its 1/35th scale counterpart!

Model Statistics:

Designed by Nathan Cragun
95 LEGO® elements
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years building experience recommended)

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