KDA-1 (Q-2A) Firebee with trailer

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Item number
48400
Scale
1:48
Date
05.04.2021
Time period
After 1950
Markings
Q-2A Firebee, US AIR FORCE, circa 1951
Markings
Ryan KDA-1 Firebee drone at the Naval OrdonanceTest Station China Lake, California (USA), circa 1960
Markings
US NAVY XQ-2 prototype, circa 1950
Model size (length x width)
119 x 79 mm
Box size
247 x 183 x 33 mm
Number of details
29

In 1948, the US Air Force signed a contract with Ryan to build a jet drone that would serve as a target for shooting training. Ryan developed the Firebee, a prototype of which, designated XQ-2, first flew in 1951. The drone was distinguished by swept wings and plumage, as well as an air intake in the bow.

The Firebee could be launched either by a carrier aircraft (the first of which was the A-26 Invader), or from the ground with a single JATO missile. Tests were final and the Firebee entered service as Q-2A.

The US Navy and US Army are acquiring a slightly different version of the Q-2A, featuring a 1000 lb. Fairchild J44-R-20B engine and a front tip in the front air intake. He received the designation KDA-1.

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Item number
48400
Scale
1:48
Date
05.04.2021
Time period
After 1950
Markings
Q-2A Firebee, US AIR FORCE, circa 1951
Markings
Ryan KDA-1 Firebee drone at the Naval OrdonanceTest Station China Lake, California (USA), circa 1960
Markings
US NAVY XQ-2 prototype, circa 1950
Model size (length x width)
119 x 79 mm
Box size
247 x 183 x 33 mm
Number of details
29
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