Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady – #80-1074, USAF, RAF Fairford, England, 2014
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.5". Wingspan: 17.2"
Limited production of approximately 1000 models worldwide
The USAF deployed the U-2 Dragon Lady from the 9 RW at Beale AFB and Fairford Air Base in Gloucestershire, England to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. U-2 80-1074 was built in 1984 as TR-1A and underwent the PLSS program and transferred to the 17th RW in 1990. In 1992 it was sent to the 9th RW and in 1996 was reconfigured as a U-2S. This U-2 had taken part in “Operation Desert Storm”.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with U-2 artwork
In 1954 Lockheed was approved to build a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The creation of this aircraft went to Lockheed’s Skunk Works and "Kelly" Johnson. The aircraft, a single engine jet that could provide images day or night over Soviet territory, was labeled U-2 (U=utility) and given the name “Dragon Lady”. The first test flight took place in 1955 and was used by the CIA and the USAF during the Cold War. The U-2 came to international notoriety in 1960 when one piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years