Boeing Blended-Wing Bomber (2000)
About the Design
In the early 21st Century, several major American defense contractors began investigating the practicality of "Blended-Wing" aircraft designs. Combing the best features of traditional and "flying-wing" style aircraft, "Blended-Wing" planes had the potential to be far more fuel efficient -- as well as have significantly more cargo capacity -- than current configurations.
Both NASA and Boeing have Blended-Wing projects currently underway in both the civilian and military sectors. One such project is for a Blended-Wing Bomber (BWB) that could replace the B-2 Stealth later in the 21st Century.
About the Kit
Released in late December 2009, the Boeing Blended-Wing Bomber kit was created in CAD Jonpage Risque and then refined by Mana Studios. This was a classic "table top" model with no landing gear -- but it did come with its own display stand. Even in 1:144 scale, the finished model had a massive 17-inch wingspan. JBOT's decals included markings for three different bomber squadrons.