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#AA-2028   1/72 scale  Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142  Largest tilting-wing VTOL transport prototype

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

48 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

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Span 285 mm

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Length 246 mm

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Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$8.50

Each model kit contents 1 set of canopy and 1 sheet of decal. Extra canopies and decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.45

Extra canopy

US$1.25

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1950's, many V/STOL aircrafts were built and evaluated by the U.S. military services. Few of the concepts were deemed to have the operational capabilities. Base on these prototypes experiences, the new V/STOL assault transport program was announced. In 1961, a request for proposal of the large cargo airplane was released by Tri-services. Ling-Temco-Vought was awarded, with Hiller and Ryan serving as subcontractors, a contract for five XC-142. It was powered by four turbo-shaft engines. The wing could tilt through 100 degrees. The fuselage was designed to carry 32 troops or 4 tons cargo. It made first flight in 1964, followed by trails of cargo flights, paratrooper drops, desert/mountain rescue and carrier operations. The five XC-142 were flown a total 420 hours. Performance was not as good as expected. Four of them were damaged in hard landings. The program was ended in 1966, one XC-142 was turned over to NASA for research tests until 1970.

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VTOL cargo transport aircraft

To demonstrate tilt-wing configuration for large cargo volume

67ft.6in.

58ft.2in.

25ft.8in.

4x General Electric T64-GE-1 turbo-shaf

431 mph

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Model References

The LTV XC-142 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S. Transport aircraft 1946 ~ 1962

Douglas XC-112 (C-54) Liftmaster

Curtiss XC-113 (C-46G) Commando

Douglas XC-114 (C-54) Skymaster

Douglas XC-115 (C-54) Skymaster

Douglas XC-116 (C-54) Skymaster II

Douglas C-117 (C-47) Skytrain II

Douglas C-118A (R6D-1 / C-54) Liftmaster

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

Fairchild XC-120 Packplane

Lockheed C-121 Constellation

Chase YC-122 (XCG-18A) Avitruc

Fairchild C-123 Provider

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Northrop YC-125 Radier

Cessna LC-126

DeHavilland C-127 (L-20 / U-6) Beaver

Fairchild C-128 (C-119D)

Douglas YC-129 Super Dakota

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Convair C-131 Samaritan

Douglas XC-132

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster

Stroukoff C-134 (C-123B) Pantobase

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Fairchild C-136 (C-123B)

Boeing VC-137 Air Force One

Fairchild C-138 (F-27)

Lockheed SC-139 (P2V-1) Neptune

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142

Curtiss-Wright XC-143 (X-19)

Post war U.S. Turbo-prop aircraft 1946 ~ 1962

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Post war U.S. experimental aircraft

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U.S. VTOL experimental aircraft