E-8D Joint Stars with New EnginesItem#: HN-TAMC188
- Jet Engine aircraft, four engine
- Handcrafted, hand-painted resin construction
- Scale: 1/100th
- Operators: U.S. Air Force
- Time in operation: 1991-present
- Post-World War II era
- Manufacturers: Northrop Grumman
- Length: 18.5 inches
- Wingspan: 17 inches
The E-8C is a military command and control aircraft developed from the Boeing 707. Its full name is E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (STARS). The E-8C has a massive array of computers, radars, and other systems that give it a clear, detailed picture of any given battlefield and allow the crew to coordinate commanders, field units, and aircraft as one whole military force. The E-8C has operated over battlefields and organized clandestine operations all over the world, and gives American forces a powerful command and control advantage.
This particular model represents an E-8C that has been given new engines as part of a refurbishment program that should keep the Joint STARS aircraft in service beyond 2050, thanks to greater engine reliability and efficiency. Great effort has been made to ensure that this hand-crafted model is as accurate and finely detailed as possible, something any collector can appreciate.
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