The X-36 was designed and tested by the Phantom Works bureau at McDonnell
Douglas's St. Louis plant, prior to MDC's acquisition by Boeing. This model is consequently a bit schizophrenic: the aircraft
carries the revised Boeing logo but the nameplate reads McDonnell Douglas. Publicly available X-36 models were injection molded
by Toys & Models Corporation in the Philippines; the base was a simple dark upright that had "X-36" stamped in gold lettering.
This particular model has the same aircraft but is mounted on a custom base made for Boeing that saw targeted distribution
to NASA and Air Force management. The nameplate is a thick sticker that reads "Tailless Fighter Agility Research Aircraft
/ X-36 / NASA McDonnell Douglas."Thanks go to Phantom Works' Tom Dean for help with the history.