X-1 "Glamous Glennis"Item Number: 1038
Bell X-1 airplane model. Hand-crafted with care, the X-1 "Glamous Glennis" model is an exquisite piece of art perfect for any collector. Show off your love for the finer things in life with this sophisticated model, sure to take any admirer's breath away.
The diminutive Bell X-1 rocket research plane was the world's first aircraft to break the "sound barrier" and achieve supersonic flight on Oct. 14, 1947, when "Chuck" Yeager's "Glamorous Glennis" passed Mach 1 on its epic flight. The aircraft's conical nose was modeled on the lines of a .50 caliber bullet. While the X-1 was capable of taking off under its own power, all but one of its flights began with a high-altitude drop from a launch aircraft in order to conserve precious rocket fuel.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 9 1/2 inches, Length 11 inches.