This Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent Desktop Display Model is in 1:100 scale with a wingspan of 16 1/4" and is 17" in length!
The RC-135 is a reconnaissance aircraft used to support theater and national level consumers with near real-time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities.
The RC-135 is an extensively modified C-135, allowing the mission crews to detect, identify and geolocate signals throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. The current fleet of the RC-135 was initially employed by Strategic Air Command, satisfying nationally tasked reconnaissance requirements.
The RC-135U Combat Sent is a reconnaissance aircraft used by the United States Air Force and was designed to collect technical intelligence on adversary systems. Currently, only two Combat Sents in the USAF, both based at Offutt AFB, Nebraska under the 55th Wing.
The RC-135 participated in every armed conflict which involves U.S. assets during its tenure. The aircraft supported operations in Vietnam, the Mediterranean for Operation El Dorado Canyon, Grenada for Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, Operations Deliberate Force and Allied Force and Southwest Asia for Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. All RC-135s are assigned to Air Command and is permanently based at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The RC-135 is operated by the 55th Wing using various forward operating locations worldwide.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and 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!