Douglas X-3 Stiletto 1/144 (Dragon & Shelf Oddity)
Looks fast, isn’t it? Douglas engineers designed this research airplane with intention of investigating speeds of around 2000 mph. Well, they forgot to tell that to engine designers. X-3 was so underpowered it could not exceed sound barrier in level flight.
First flight took place in 1952, last – 1956, with very limited data gained from total of 52 flights.
Still, it definetly is a looker.
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Dragon Models Douglas X-3 Stiletto Jet Aircraft, 1:144 Scale, Twin Pack