|Length||25.2 cm||9.90 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||24.0 cm||9.40 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Display stand included.
Gemini Jets G2AFO805 – 1/200 Scale Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, USAF
Gemini Jets (Gemini200 series) diecast model G2GLF888 replicates in 1/200 scale the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, registration N464KC, United States Air Force (USAF).
KC-X is the name given to the tanker procurement program for USAF to replace some of the older Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers. The project, started in 2006, required 179 new tankers with an estimated value of US$35 billion. The two final contenders were Boeing and EADS, following the rejection of the US Aerospace bid. After several false starts and the jailing of two Boeing officials, the contract was awarded to Boeing in 2011.
Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is an American twin-engined, widebody, aerial refuelling and strategic transport aircraft. Developed from the B767 airliner, to replace older Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers, it can also carry passengers, cargopalletised and patients. The maiden flight took place on September 25, 2015, with the first aircraft delivered to the USAF in January 2019. The USAF plans to acquire 179 airframes by 2027.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy with some Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer composite and Kevlar. It has a semi-monocoque fuselage with cantilevered low mounted sweep back wings. The cantilevered tail unit is a conventional swept design with a single fin and tailplanes. Undercarriage design is a retractable tricycle type with the main units mounted in the wing root, folding inwards into the fuselage; the steerable nose wheel unit retracts forward.
The digital flight deck can seat up to four, a forward compartment up to 15 crew members, and in the rear either palletized seating for 58 passengers or 18 cargo pallets. In the aero-medical mission, the rear compartment can carry 54 patients, 24 on litters.
For the inflight re-fuelling mission, the aircraft is equipped with a fly-by-wire refuelling boom, hose and drogue systems mounted on each wingtip and one under the fuselage.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 high-bypass turbofan engines, one pod mounted under each wing, giving the KC-46A a cruise speed of 851 km/h (529 mph), a maximum speed of 914 km/h (567 mph), a 12,200 m (40,100 ft) service ceiling and range of 11,830 km (7,350 mi).