SMN report: The X-47B UCAV first flew in 2011, and carried out first tests aboard an aircraft carrier the following year. The X-47B has set records throughout its flight history, not too surprising perhaps, as it is easily the most advanced aircraft of its type. It has become the first uncrewed air vehicle to make an arrester-hook landing on a carrier, and a catapult launch in 2013.
* Engraved panel lines
* Optional folded wings, with good fold-joint detail
* Weapon bay doors open or closed
* Arrester hook deployed up or down
* Detailed landing gear, multiple antennas
* Alternative decal and paint options
* New-tool GBU-32 JDAM glide bombs included
The real thing on deck. The X-47B is comparable in size with the piloted F/A-18 Hornets, seen sharing deck space with the UCAV (below).
The X-47B is tidy and compact when the wings are folded (below) making it ideal for use aboard a carrier, where deck and hangar space is always at a premium..