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This was the earliest concept proposed by McDonnell Douglas for the USAF AWACS program, which eventually was won by Boeing. As the design evolved, MacDac successively moved the radome forward to minimize interference with tail control surfaces. Pacific Miniatures made this injection-molded model sometime around 1965. Fuselage length is 11.5 inches and wingspan is 11 inches. Like all PacMin models, the build quality is first class. It's in superb shape--no warping, dings, or decal chips. Two engines were reattached but the repairs were well done. The wood & metal stand has an intact felt bottom. The raised metal nameplate reads simply "McDonnell Douglas AWACS" and bears the modern MacDac logo. Insurance is included. And please check out my other auctions of unusual desktop models this week.
I would love to see more pictures of that McDonnell Douglas mock-up RegardsPioneer"The USAF finally made a decision and awarded the contract to Boeing, which was running out of work at the time"
Sorry, it was a joke I was trying to make that fell flat. Attitudes about smoking have changed since the mid-1970s in the United States. Boeing wouldn't make a gift of an astray stand today.Stargazer2006 said:Have you been to the eBay page? That's exactly what it was, an ashtray stand.
Thanks for the information, circle-5.circle-5 said:These were advertised by Bainbridge as paper clip holders. Allyn Models came equipped with a glass ashtray, cleverly positioned so the model would always be soaked in tar and nicotine.
Source: http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/Early%20E-3%20AWACS%20Concept-2F3XC5OGQM5.htmlThis is an early configuration for a 707-based AWACS aircraft. The illustration shows Boeing’s initial configuration for the AWACS, which featured a tail-mounted rotodome mounted on a forward-swept vertical stabilizer.
Couldn't agree more... :circle-5 said:Thankfully, no other manufacturer is that obsessed with squeezing profits from illustrations that were paid for decades ago by American taxpayers. [end of rant]
The long fuselage stretch suggests a DC-8-61 or DC-8-63 airframe, though it's a bit hard to tell ...The Artist said:A pair of photos of a wind tunnel model of the DC-8-62 AWACS concept. These are part of that recent donation to the Museum.
Thank you for narrowing it down. Coming to think of it, I've never seen evidence of a DC-8-61 AWACS proposal. The model I have at home is also based on the Super 63.aim9xray said:The plug sections that are visible on the model fuselage indicate that it is indeed a stretch; the engine pylon configuration matches that of the DC-8 Super 62 and 63 aircraft. If those are the stock fuselage plugs, than this model would appear to be based on the DC-8 Super 63.
The Soviet Tu-126 was based on the civilian version of the Tu-95, so that's roughly comparable, but it was far from an AWACS in capability. I'm not sure there's enough room inside a B-52 for all the electronics, operators, stations etc of a full AWACS, at least with 1970s era electronics.
The Tu-126 had the fuselage of the Tu-114, which has a similar fuselage diameter as the B707, and it's longer.The Soviet Tu-126 was based on the civilian version of the Tu-95, so that's roughly comparable, but it was far from an AWACS in capability. I'm not sure there's enough room inside a B-52 for all the electronics, operators, stations etc of a full AWACS, at least with 1970s era electronics.