Mastercraft Collection: X-4 Bantam..

NC10226
$139.99
Mastercraft Collection: X-4 Bantam..
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Mastercraft Collection: X-4 Bantam..

NC10226
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.75 inches
Scale: 1/26

$139.99

This model is currently out of stock. Contact Karin at karin@mastercraftmodels.com, if you are interested in special or pre-ordering. Please note the following: *Cost will increase to 299.95 per model for changes in paint scheme or livery *Cost will increase to 399.95 per model for expedited air freight shipping *Please allow 90 days for handcrafting and delivery *50% deposit is required at time of purchase.

Product Details


The X-4 Bantam was an aircraft developed to study the flight characteristics of swept-wing semi-tailless aircraft at transonic speeds. The Northrop Corporation built only two of the type in 1948. Both of them were turned over to the Air Force and then to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, but only the No.2 X-4 joined the joint USAF/NACA program. This program explored the nature of the stability problems encountered near the speed of sound. The No. 1 aircraft, on the other hand, was grounded after only 10 flights to provide spare parts for the No. 2 aircraft. The X-4 aircraft proved that swept wing aircraft without horizontal tails were not suitable for transonic flight. Currently, the No. 1 X-4 is displayed at the Air Force Academy, while No. 2 is displayed at the Air Force Museum.

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!