Living in the shadow of Barksdale Air Force Base, you can easily learn to love the B-52 Bomber. The B-52 is not your average plane, so it would make sense that a model B-52 wouldn't be your average model plane either.

But would you ever believe the price tag on one could run you $60,000?

That's what model plane enthusiast Gordon Nichols spent on his flyable model. This was a model plane with an online following. There are websites, social media accounts, and message boards all singing the praises of Nichols' machine. If you check out the video up top, you can see why.

This model is so good, it's hard to tell whether or not it's the real thing or not.

It's really a fantastic piece of equipment, with a wingspan of 23 feet, and a length that matches, this beast weighs over 300 lbs when fueled. It's a solid 1/8 scale of the real thing.

But unfortunately for Gordon Nichols, and all of us, this model can be difficult to fly. In fact, Nichols' plane crashed in the past, creating a large fire in the process. Here's the video of that crash: