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YAL-1A Airborne Laser

Airborne Laser airplane model
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Scalecraft Price:: $149.00
Item Number: 1503
The ABL weapon system will use a high-energy, chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted on a modified 747-400F (freighter) aircraft to shoot down theater ballistic missiles in their boost phase. A crew of four, including pilot and copilot, will operate the airborne laser, which will patrol in pairs at high altitude, about 40,000 feet. The jets will fly in orbits over friendly territory, scanning the horizon for the plumes of rising missiles. Capable of autonomous operation, the ABL will acquire and track missiles in the boost phase of flight. A tracking laser beam will illuminate the missile, and computers will measure the distance and calculate its course and direction. After acquiring and locking onto the target, a second laser - with weapons-class strength -will fire a three to five second burst from a turret located in the 747's nose. The missiles will be destroyed over the launch area.

Solid Resin. Scale: 1/200. Wingspan 12 inches, Length 14 inches.

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