internal metal structure of full scale UAS

UAS Mock-Up Stretches Over 130 Feet Wide

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  • Over 130′ (40 m) wingspan for 1:1 scale UAS mock-up
  • Urethane foam tooling with internal steel structure
  • Fire retardant resins and composite materials
  • Large scale vinyl graphics
  • On-site installation support
full-size UAS mock-up
Full-size UAS mock-up with 132 wingspan

Pacific Miniatures, also known as Pacmin Studios*, fabricated a full-size custom military mock-up of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The mock-up’s wingspan measures an impressive 132 feet and is one of the largest defense models Pacmin Studios has created to date.

UAS, as defined by the International Trade Administration, are “air vehicles and associated equipment that do not carry a human operator, but instead are remotely piloted or fly autonomously.” They are quickly becoming commonplace in both military and commercial applications.

From start to finish, a Pacmin Studios team of engineers, fabricators, and project managers collaborated to build the custom model aircraft.

“The techniques we employed are surprisingly similar, whether it is a scale model or a full-size mock-up. Every project we do requires dedication, teamwork, and collaboration,” said Chris Barnhill, Director of Operations. “These qualities are key to pulling off incredible projects like this one.”

The 1/1 scale mock-up was completely built in Southern California and will travel over 8,200 miles to reach its destination. When fully assembled, it measures 48 feet in length and stands 19 feet tall.

The military mock-up is designed to be displayed resting on its landing gear. It is also robust enough to travel to industry trade shows and aviations events around the globe.

The UAS mock-up will be used to promote its unique mission capabilities.

Pacmin Studios wants to work with you on your next custom exhibit to provide an appealing and impactful presentation. Find out more about our military models and defense mock-ups or contact us for other inquiries.

* Updated 2021: Pacmin is now Pacmin Studios.