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Auktion: The Air and Space Sale
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GRUMMAN X-29 CONTRACTOR'S MODEL.

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 25, Aufrufe: 14

GRUMMAN X-29 CONTRACTOR'S MODEL. Contractor's model in painted wood on wooden stand, marked only "Grumman" on tail fin. Scale not specified. 24-1/2 x 13-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, excluding stand. Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop. The experimental Grumman X-29 was notable for its forward-swept wings. Two prototypes were built in the 1980's and flown by NASA and the U.S. Air Force. The extensive use of carbon fiber composites and fly-by-wire controls introduced important new technologies in aircraft design, and although the X-29 was never intended to be a production aircraft, its design was influential on future aircraft development. The two original prototypes are currently housed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Auktionshaus: Bonhams London
Titel: The Air and Space Sale
Auktionsdatum: 17.09.2019
Adresse: Bonhams London
New York