NASA Aircraft / Space Model - designed to investigate tailless airplanes at low speeds
The X-4 Bantam is an aircraft designed and built by Northtop Aircraft Inc for NACA (now NASA). It is a single-place, low swept-wing and semi-tailless and had no horizontal tail surfaces. The X-4 emphasizes the importance of tail surfaces for proper control effectiveness in the transonic speed range and was also used to investigate the characteristic problems of tailless airplanes at low speeds, such as marginal longitudinal stability and control.
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!