General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV/Drone 1/87 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Model Power

$ 19.99

1:87 Scale  Metal Diecast – General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV/Drone Lenght: 4"   Wingspan: 6.75”

 

Since there is no option for a landing gear, a stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale).

 

Panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.

 

These models are really not toys, they are very detailed and realistic looking but also very fragile. They will not survived being played with.

 

It comes in a window box that measures 7" x 7" x 3"

 

The General Atomics MQ-1 Predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) built by General Atomicsand used primarily by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Initially conceived in the early 1990s for aerial reconnaissance and forward observation roles, the Predator carries cameras and other sensors but has been modified and upgraded to carry and fire two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles or other munitions (Unmanned combat aerial vehicle). The aircraft, in use since 1995, has seen combat over AfghanistanPakistanBosniaSerbiaIraqYemenLibya,Syria, and Somalia.

The USAF describes the Predator as a "Tier II" MALE UAS (medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system). The UAS consists of four aircraft or "air vehicles" with sensors, a ground control station (GCS), and a primary satellite link communication suite.[4] Powered by a Rotax engine and driven by a propeller, the air vehicle can fly up to 400 nmi (460 mi; 740 km) to a target, loiter overhead for 14 hours, then return to its base.

Following 2001, the RQ-1 Predator became the primary unmanned aircraft used for offensive operations by the USAF and the CIA in Afghanistan and the Pakistani tribal areas; it has also been deployed elsewhere. Because offensive uses of the Predator are classified, U.S. military officials have reported an appreciation for the intelligence and reconnaissance-gathering abilities of UAVs but declined to publicly discuss their offensive use.[5]

Civilian applications have included border enforcement and scientific studies, and to monitor wind direction and other characteristics of large forest fires (such as the one that was used by theCalifornia Air National Guard in the August 2013 Rim Fire).