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TRANSPORT WINGS CONVERSION PACK
YAL-1 AIRBORNE LASER
For our 747-100/200 kit
NEW PRODUCT - NOT YET AVAILABLE
The YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed, weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles while in boost phase.
The YAL-1 with a low-power laser was test-fired in flight, at an airborne target in 2007. A high-energy laser was used to intercept a test target in January 2010 and successfully destroyed two test missiles in the following month. Funding for the program was cut in 2010 and the program was canceled in December 2011. It made its final flight on February 14, 2012 to Davis–Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona.
It consisted of a chemical laser which operated through a turret on the nose and range finding equipment, which is mounted in pods above the flight deck and below the nose of the aircraft.
To build a model of the YAL-1 it is necessary to purchase:
- The Transport Wings 747-100/200 kit which gives the basic airframe
- The 747-400 conversion pack which gives the leading edge root extensions and winglets
- The CF-6 engines conversion pack which gives the General Electric engines to replace the Pratt & Whitney engines supplied in the kit
- This YAL-1 conversion pack.
This conversion pack contains:
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