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YAL Airborne Laser USAF Model Airplane
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Item # MA991

YAL Airborne Laser USAF Model Airplane

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Model Airplanes - This YAL Airborne Laser Model Airplane is a scale model of the original YAL-1A Airborne Laser U.S. Air Force aircraft. The YAL Airborne Laser USAF Model Airplane is crafted from molded resin and is an impressive airplane gift. Our YAL Airborne Laser Model Airplane arrives fully assembled and includes a display stand. Model scale is 1/200th with about a 12" wingspan and 14" length.

The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser has a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. The YAL-1A is a high-energy laser weapon system for the destruction of tactical theatre ballistic missiles, which is carried on a modified Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft. The Airborne Laser (ABL) is being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Team ABL, comprising Boeing, TRW and Lockheed Martin. The YAL-1's primary function is to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), similar to the Scud, while in boost phase.

This authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft has been faithfully reproduced using exact blueprint specifications. Each model is meticulously hand painted giving the aircraft a deep, rich finish. The result is a handsome sculpture to be admired and enjoyed.