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U-2S Dragon Lady Model, USAF, 2014 - Hobby Master HA6903

U-2S Dragon Lady Model, USAF, 2014 - Hobby Master HA6903 - click to enlarge
U-2S Dragon Lady Model, USAF, 2014 - Hobby Master HA6903 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA6903
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast 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”.

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.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a U-2 Dragon Lady features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with U-2 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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