scratch model in 1/72 scale : kit review & building report by Meindert de Vreeze
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Out of the Black !
The Boeing Phantom works, the secret design facility of Boeing, had to wait for many years until this Technology Demonstrator was allowed to be revealed by the USAF. The plane, called the "Bird of Prey", was a demonstrator in order to validate design techniques later used in the JSF program. Also, it was used for getting experience on designing low observable radar components.
The plane completed 32 test flights between 1996 and 1999. In order to save money, components were used were possible of existing planes such as from a Cessna Citation.
Obviously, no model existed of this Bird. But I wanted to have one in the collection and it can be done.
International magazine, issue 29 Oct- 4 November 2002, data was obtained
and the drawing published was scaled up to a 1/72 scale plan. The wingspan
is said to be 23 feet. Also, various other sources on the Internet showed
pictures to get a feel for this model project.
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