Attractive 1:40 scale composite model of the Martin Marietta X-24B lifting body experimental aircraft, measuring 11.5″ long and 5.5″ wide, set upon a wooden base. The tail of the model is marked "NASA, 13551," and the body is marked "U.S. Air Force X-24B," with several logos of associated organizations. In fine condition. The X-24B was an experimental aircraft developed from a joint USAF-NASA program experimenting with a lifting body design to demonstrate the concept of unpowered reentry and landing.
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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