Boeing RC-135S Cobra Ball OE 1/100 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the pre-built Boeing CRC135ST Mahogany Model. This 1/100 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 16 inches and a length of 16.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit the Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the RC-135S:
The RC-135S Cobra Ball is a MASINT aircraft designed to observe ballistic missile flights at long range.
The RC-135S was used primarily as a traditional mission in the past against Russia. It performed numerous aerial reconnaissance missions of national-level significance. The aircraft is equipped with special optical instruments. The RC-135S Cobra Ball is an extensively modified C-135. It tracks missile systems for treaty verifications and has a growing role in theater missile defense. Cobra Ball's specialized employs sensitive telescopic monitoring device, advanced optics and infrared sensors, providing national and theater command authorities with intercontinental ballistic missile treaty verification data and Theater Air Defense warning.
There are four RC-135S in service and they are part of the 55th Wing, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron based at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The RC-135S was originally assigned to Shemya and was used for observation of ballistic missile tests on the Kamchatka peninsula in conjunction with Cobra Dane and Cobra Judy.