B-1B 34th BS/28th BW Ellsworth AFB 2005 (1:400) By DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW56313
About B-1B 34th BS/28th BW Ellsworth AFB 2005 (1:400)
B-1B 34th BS/28th BW Ellsworth AFB 2005 (1:400) by DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Item Number: DRW56313
- True to 1/400
- Highly detailed
- Highly collectible
- High quality diecast construction
- Ready for display
- Display in flight
- New stylish stand included
The US Air Forces only serving variable-sweep wing aircraft is the B-1 Lancer bomber. The futuristic design was originally conceived in order to create a long-range, low-level, supersonic penetrator bomber that could deliver nuclear weapons. Built by Rockwell, the B-1B Lancer appeared in 1986, and it has now been converted to conventional bomber missions. A typical bomb load of the Bone (the name is taken from its designation B-One) includes the GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), a weapon that was heavily used in Iraq. One operator of the B-1B is the 34th Bomb Squadron (34 BS) of the 28th Bomb Wing (24 BW). This unit is located at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, and it has participated in numerous missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. 28 BW is one of only two strategic bomber wings in the USAF, with 67 Lancers remaining in service.
Dragon Warbirds has produced another 1/400 scale model of this advanced bomber, depicting a craft from 34 BS as it appeared in 2005. This model uses the brand new tooling of the previously released Item No.56264. The fuselage made of die-cast metal has then been mated to plastic injection-molded wings and landing gear. Of interest, the variable-sweep wings are set in their forward-most unswept position for low-speed flight or taking off/landing, which offers a quite different look to the earlier B-1B model from Warbirds. The lines and details of the B-1B Lancer are accurately replicated, and it comes with its own sleek display stand.
About DragonWings 400 Diecast Airliners
Established in 1987, Dragon Models Limited first produced plastic model kits before moving into the airliner model field with their Dragon Wings 1:400 scale line of commercial and national airliners. By Maintaining strict quality standards, and with features such as working parts, accurate markings, true to scale models and excellent manufacturing, the Dragon line of products became leaders in the world of aviation and military models. Collectors will find a wide selection of diecast aircrafts, space crafts, tanks in their Dragon Armor line, 1:6 scale action figures from their New Generation Life Action Figure series, 1:72 scale fighter aircrafts from their Warbirds series and more. Dragon Model Limited released over a 1,000 different model kits and pre-constructed models, and they may also be found under the brand labels of "Revell/Monogram" in the USA, "Revell" and "Italeri" in Europe, and "Hasegawa" and "GSI" in Japan. Production of the Dragon Wings airliners, warebirds, and Dragon Armor tanks ceased in 2008. Remaining stock of these popular models is limited and at www.TheAirplaneCollection.com we have the largest selection of closeout Dragon Wings models at low, low closeout prices.
About this scale
1/400 scale die cast airliner models are the most popular commercial airplane model scale. The combination of a huge selection, great detail, and reasonable pricing makes this a perfect sale for collectors. At www.TheAirplaneCollection.com we have been a top selling store for 1:400 diecast airliner and military aircraft since 1999. GeminiJets had just started the year before with the this whole new scale, just a bit larger then the popular 1:500 scale Herpa Wings Models this little bit extra allowed for increased detail especially for the landing gear. GeminiJets also are fully metal models with the wings and tail diecast as well as the fuselage. Herpa Model, followed by Dragon Wings did a metal fuselage, but plastic wings and tail fins. GeminiJets raised the bar in other ways as well. Their colors and manufacturer blueprint designed molds are extremely accurate to their full size counterparts. With GeminiJets leading the way other brands have followed suit with die cast metal 1:400 scale models: AeroClassics (specializing in retro models and latin classics), Apollo, Aurora, Aviation 400, Big Bird, Byrd Models, Dragon Wings, Gemini MACS, Herpa, Hogan Wings, InFlight 400, JC Wings, Jet X, NG Models, Phoenix, and Witty Wings.
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