This sleek model of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk is in 1:72 scale with a wingspan of 18" and is 6 3/4" in length. The Global Hawk (RQ-4) is a High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) used by the U.S Air Force. On February 28 1998, Global Hawk made its first flight from Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
The uniquely designed aircraft is one of the primer intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance collection aircraft of the Iraq war. Capable of long endurance missions at 60,000 feet or above, it provides extended coverage, near-real-time multi-sensor support to the theater commander and his deployed forces. The integrated sensor suite consists of SAR, EO, and IR sensors. Each of the sensors provides wide area search imagery and a high-resolution spot mode. The radar also has a ground moving target indicator mode. The Hawk is a relatively large aircraft with a 116 foot wingspan, 44 feet in length, 26,000 pound take-off weight, capable of 30 hour missions with a 3,000 nautical mile range.
The Global Hawk is the first UAV to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to file its own flight plans and use civilian air corridors in the United States with no advance notice. This potentially paves the way for a revolution in unmanned flight, including that of automatically piloted passenger airliners.
The RQ-4A has already been used operationally during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, this beautiful replica model design is molded in a high quality and sturdy resin. Each model then passes through several stages of priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!