Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent OE 1/100 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the pre-built Boeing CK135UT 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 16.25 inches and a length of 17 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-135U:
The RC-135U Combat Sent is an electronic intelligence reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft in use by the United States Air Force (USAF). It is employed as a Scientific and Technical ELINT Collection System and designed to collect technical intelligence on adversary systems. The Combat Sent provides strategic electronic reconnaissance information to the president, secretary of defense, Department of Defense leaders, and theater commanders.
The RC-135U is equipped with an aerial refueling system, giving it an unlimited flying range. The navigation equipment incorporates ground navigation radar, a solid state Doppler system, and an inertial navigation system that combines celestial observations and Global Positioning System data. Communication equipment includes high frequency, very high frequency, and ultra high frequency radios. The aircraft has distinctive antennae arrays on the âchinâ? and wing tips, large cheek fairings, and an extended tail. Its crew consists of two pilots, two navigators, two airborne systems engineers, and a minimum of ten electronic warfare officers, also known as âRavens,â? and six or more electronic, technical, and area specialists.
There are only two Combat Sents in the USAF, both assigned to the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The RC-135U has with a wide array of commercial off-the-shelf and proprietary hardware and software. Its current configuration allows for both manual and automatic analysis of electronic signals. It locates and identifies foreign military land, naval and airborne radar signals to collect and examine each system, providing analysis for warfighters. Collected data is recorded for future reference or for extensive analysis by electronic systems theorists. Any information gathered from the data will help determine detailed operating characteristics and capabilities of foreign systems. Evasion techniques and equipment are then developed from this knowledge that will detect, warn of, or defeat these electronic systems. The Combat Sent deploys worldwide and is employed in peacetime and contingency operations