Minicraft Model Aircraft 1/144 B1A USAF Bomber Kit

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SKU: MMI-14595

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The B-1 was designed to replace the aging B-52 to serve as a supersonic heavy bomber capable of delivering a nuclear payload. But after a lengthy development program, the B-1A was never deployed and cancelled in 1977 due to rising costs and increased vulnerability to improving Soviet defensive systems. The B-1A continued to serve long after the program was cancelled as a test bed for the B-1B. The B-1B while physically similar it was not capable of supersonic flight but included significant improvements in payload and avionics over the B-1A. 
The Minicraft B-1A represents the B-1 during continued flight tests in 1981 in markings similar to that of the B-52 operating at that time. 
  • Engraved surface detail
  • Basic cockpit, pivoting wings, optional open crew boarding door with ladder, detailed undercarriage and optional display stand

Decals for 2 USAF aircraft:

  • s/n 76-0174, test program, UK, 1982
  • s/n 76-0174 with Strategic Air Command insignia as preserved at the US Air Force Museum, 2009

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