Wednesday, August 07, 2019

1/144 Convair NX-2 American Atomic-Powered Bomber Concept (1961) - Fantastic Plastic

1/144 Convair NX-2 American Atomic-Powered Bomber Concept (1961) - Fantastic Plastic

Price: $125.00 + Shipping
STATUS: Available August 2019

About the Design 
During the 1950s and 1960s, the United States military actively pursued developed of a long-range strategic bomber powered by atomic energy. Of all the designs developed during this period, Convair's were probably taken the most seriously. Its NX-2 had two principal variations; one had three nuclear X211 turbojets housed in its rear fuselage, plus two underwing nacelles housing single Pratt & Whitney J75 chemical jets for use during take-off and landing. The second variation had four NJ58 nuclear turbojets placed in pairs, but no conventional jets for assistance.

In 1961, President Kennedy decided that nuclear power for jet aircraft was unfeasible, and ordered the program cancelled.

About the Model
Fantastic Plastic Models' NX-2 will depict the three-engine version of Convair's design, which includes the underwing jet nacelles.

Scale: 1:144
Material: Resin
Number of pieces: 41
Length: 14 inches
Pattern by Anigrand Craftswork
Casting by Anigrand Craftswork
Decals Designed by JBOT
Decals by Printed by Tango Papa Decals


Greg said...

Interesting post. I love reading about upcoming 1/144 scale releases. However, Is there a way to join the Kampfgruppe 1/144 forum? I'd like to discuss 1/144 news and projects as well, but there doesn't seem to be a way to sign up as a new member. I've been trying on and off for months...

Andrew Bruce said...

Very nice indeed.

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John Haverstock said...

I have had the same problem as Greg.

Greg said...

Glad to hear I’m not alone John... now if we can just get the problem fixed.