Wingspan: 16 inches
Length: 8.5 inches
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The Grumman X-29 was an experimental aircraft that tested a forward-swept wing, canard control surfaces, and other novel aircraft technologies. The X-29 first flew in 1984 and two X-29s were flight tested over the next decade. The first X-29 was taken aloft in December 1984 from Edwards AFB. With that flight, the X-29 became the second jet-powered aircraft to fly with forward swept wings. In December 1985, one of the X-29s became the first forward swept wing aircraft to fly in supersonic, level flight. By the time the first X-29 was retired in 1986, it had been flown 242 times.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!