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SIGNED CHUCK YEAGER USAF BELL X1-A DESK MODEL AIRPLANE For Sale


SIGNED CHUCK YEAGER USAF BELL X1-A DESK MODEL AIRPLANE



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SIGNED CHUCK YEAGER USAF BELL X1-A DESK MODEL AIRPLANE:
$300

RARE & VINTAGE 1953 USAF 1/32 SCALE PROTOTYPE BELL X-1A ROCKET RESEARCH SOLID DESKTOP DISPLAY MODEL AIRPLANE AND STAND PERSONALLY SIGNED BY RETIRED USAF MAJOR GENERAL CHUCK YEAGER. BRAND NEW IN ORIGINAL FOAM PADDED BOX WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND COLOR PHOTOGRAPH.

RARE & VINTAGE 1953 USAF 1/32 SCALE PROTOTYPE BELL X-1A ROCKET RESEARCH SOLID DESKTOP DISPLAY MODEL AIRPLANE AND STAND PERSONALLY SIGNED BY RETIRED USAF MAJOR GENERAL CHUCK YEAGER. BRAND NEW IN ORIGINAL FOAM PADDED BOX WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND COLOR PHOTOGRAPH.

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This sale is for a Rare and Vintage 1953, USAF Prototype Bell X-1A Rocket Research Desktop Display Solid One Piece 1/32 Scale Model Airplane and Stand, Personally Signed by Retired USAF Major General Chuck Yeager. Brand new in original foam padded box. The rare model is made of solid mahogany wood. The model airplane measures approximately 10.50" long x 13.25" wingspan x 4.00" tall. The wooden and metal stand measures approximately 7.00" long x 4.25" wide (varies) x 6.00" tall. The model was made in the Philippines for the Toys & Models Corporation. This brand new model, letter and photo were only removed from it's original box, for the purpose of displaying this model's pictures for this sale. PLEASE NOTE: The left wing shows a very small slight thin crack, where it connects to the fuselage. This unfortunately occurred when USAF Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, personally signed each of these model's wing, as he held the model in his other hand. A true limited edition collectors item!

A Short History about Retired USAF Major General Chuck Yeager:

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a retired major general in the United States Air Force and noted test pilot. He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound (1947). Originally retiring as a brigadier general, Yeager was promoted to major general on the Air Force's retired list 20 years later for his military achievements.

His career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces. After serving as an aircraft mechanic, in September 1942 he entered enlisted pilot training and upon graduation was promoted to the rank of flight officer (the World War II USAAF equivalent to warrant officer) and became a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. After the war he became a test pilot of many kinds of aircraft and rocket planes. Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 13,700 m (45,000 ft). Although Scott Crossfield was the first man to fly faster than Mach 2 in 1953, Yeager shortly thereafter set a new record of Mach 2.44.

He later commanded fighter squadrons and wings in Germany and in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and in recognition of the outstanding performance ratings of those units he then was promoted to brigadier general. Yeager's flying career spans more than sixty years and has taken him to every corner of the globe, including the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.

A Short History about the Bell X-1A Rocket Research Airplane:

The Bell X-1A was a slightly larger, much-modified version of the first-generation X-1. On December 12, 1953, Maj. Chuck Yeager piloted the rocket plane to a speed of Mach 2.44 (1,650 mph) in level flight at an altitude of approximately 76,000 feet. As he attained top speed, however, the X-1A tumbled violently out of control. He was encountering something new--something aerodynamicists called "inertia coupling." The airplane tumbled violently--about all three axes--for more than 40,000 feet before Yeager was able to begin to recover to wings-level, stable flight.

When landed safely on Rogers Dry Lake he was, once again, the "fastest human alive" but it was quite apparent that there were still many mysteries to be solved concerning supersonic flight. Nine months later, on August 26, 1954, Maj. Arthur "Kit" Murray flew the same aircraft to a new altitude record of 90,440 feet. On July 20, 1955, the X-1A was lost just before its first NASA test flight when it had to be jettisoned from the launch aircraft following an on-board explosion.

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SHIPPING INFORMATION Winner must reply within four (4) days of sale close with complete mailing address! The high USA buyer (Continuous 48 states.) will pay $25.00 for FedEx Ground Shipping and Handling. (Residents of Alaska and Hawaii will pay slightly higher shipping rates.) All FedEx Shipments include $100.00 of Insurance FREE of Charge. If you wish to insure this item for an additional amount, there will be an additional charge associated with the extra insurance with FedEx. You can track your package via their website at www.fedex.com. International high buyer will pay the actual USPS International Mail Shipping & Handling. If you wish to insure this item for shipping, their will be an additional charge. High international buyer is 100% responsible for any and all customs and or duty fees.

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