Monday, September 24, 2012

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo & WhiteKnightTwo


I consider this the crown jewel of my fledging collection: the Virgin Galactic WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo.It was an arduous task to get this;  a few months I got an email from airlinemuseum.com that the model is available on pre-order, but it did not become available for shipping when I tried to buy one. I waited for another office mate, last month, to go to the United States so I can buy it and ship it to him.And the wait is well worth it. The model is very detailed and intricate; even the underbelly does not lack details. 


WhiteKnightTwo is the "mothership" cargo aircraft manufactured by Scaled Composites to carry the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane which will be released mid-flight to fly into space . 

Virgin Galactic plans to start the suborbital flights in 2013. It will fly 6 passengers and 2 crew members to an altitude of 68 miles, which is 10 miles higher than the boundary considered as  space, for each flight [1].


Model: Scaled Composites WhiteKnight Two (VMS Eve) & SpaceShipTwo (VMS Enterprise)
Livery: Virgin Galactic 
Registration:  
Manufacturer: IDTJets   
Scale: 1:400
Length:
Wingspan: 5"  
Provenance: airlinemuseum.com
Price: $39 + 12 shipping


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