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Northrop T-38C Talon Trainer Aircraft "N959NA Ellington AFB" (2020) NASA "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Northrop T-38C Talon Trainer Aircraft "N959NA, Ellington AFB" (2020) NASA "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes pilot figure.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 7.75, Wingspan- 4.25 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

HISTORY ASPECTS:
The Northrop T-38 Talon, a staple in pilot training programs since its introduction in the 1960s, continues to serve NASA as an essential training aircraft for astronauts. The T-38C Talon, an upgraded version with modern avionics, heads-up displays, and other improvements, has been an integral part of NASA’s operations. In 2020, NASA utilized the T-38C for various missions, including astronaut training and proficiency flights, ensuring the readiness of astronauts for space missions.
Throughout its service, the T-38C Talon has played a vital role in preparing astronauts for the rigors of space travel. The aircraft's high performance, agility, and reliability make it ideal for simulating the conditions astronauts will face in space. NASA's fleet of T-38Cs, based at Ellington Field near the Johnson Space Center in Houston, provides critical training that helps astronauts develop the skills necessary for successful space missions, including SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner launches.
While the T-38C Talon itself has not been involved in combat, its contributions to NASA's mission are invaluable. The training provided by these aircraft ensures that astronauts are well-prepared for their roles, from piloting spacecraft to conducting scientific experiments on the International Space Station. In 2020, the T-38C continued to be a symbol of excellence and dedication, supporting the new era of space exploration marked by the Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the Moon and eventually send them to Mars.
This 1:72 scale model is a perfect tribute to the legacy of this iconic aircraft. Detailed with precision and featuring the distinctive NASA livery, this replica is a must-have for aviation enthusiasts and collectors. It celebrates the aircraft's enduring role in training the world's most elite astronauts and advancing human space exploration.

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