Vintage XF-12 Rainbow All Wood Model Airplane on aluminum and mahogany Base For Sale




Buy Now

Vintage XF-12 Rainbow All Wood Model Airplane on aluminum and mahogany Base:
$69.0

Vintage XF-12 Rainbow All Wood Model Airplane on aluminum and mahogany Base. Some paint loss as depicted in photos. Some missing props on the propellers as seen in the pictures. Mounted on a very nice aluminum and mahogany base. The base allows the plane to rotate 360 degrees. The XF-12 Rainbow was a four-engine, all-metal prototype monoplane designed by the Republic Aviation Company in the late 1940s. Like most large airplanes of the era, it used radial engines—in this case, the Pratt & Whitney R-4360 "Wasp Major"—to drive propellers.The XF-12 was referred to as "flying on all fours" meaning: four engines, 400 mph (640 km/h) cruise, 4,000 mi (6,400 km) range, at 40,000 ft (12,000 m).[1] The aircraft was designed to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. Although innovative, the jet engine and the end of World War 2 made it obsolete, and it therefore did not enter production. The United States Army wanted a long-range photo-reconnaissance aircraft, and the Rainbow was Republic's attempt to provide it. With a cruise speed of over 450 statute miles per hour (725 kilometers per hour), it was certainly fast, but the Air Force (spun off from the Army Air Force in 1947) decided that the Boeing RB-50 would fill the need instead. As a result, Republic cancelled its plans to build not only the XF-12 but the RC-2 civilian airliner version as well, leaving only the two prototypes. One crashed leaving Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the other ended up as a target on the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.


Buy Now


Other Related Items:



Matchbox Skybusters Sb13 - Dc10 Jet Liner - Swissair - 1973 Die Cast Aircraft  picture
Matchbox Skybusters Sb13 - Dc10 Jet Liner - Swissair - 1973 Die Cast Aircraft


B29- Superfortress Die Cast Aircraft Made In Singapore No. 1104  picture
B29- Superfortress Die Cast Aircraft Made In Singapore No. 1104


Matchbox Sky-busters Sb-21 Lightning Made In Macua Lesney Die Cast Aircraft 1977 picture
Matchbox Sky-busters Sb-21 Lightning Made In Macua Lesney Die Cast Aircraft 1977


Vintage General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Desk Model Jet Airplane Aviation picture
Vintage General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Desk Model Jet Airplane Aviation


Hurricane Iv Die Cast Aircraft 7409 Made In Hong Kong  picture
Hurricane Iv Die Cast Aircraft 7409 Made In Hong Kong