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U-2R Dragon Lady Model, ROCAF - Hobby Master HA6904


U-2R Dragon Lady Model, ROCAF - Hobby Master HA6904 - click to enlarge
U-2R Dragon Lady Model, ROCAF - Hobby Master HA6904 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA6904
$132.95
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Availability: Pre-Order


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Order in advance for an expected arrival in April 2021. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Lockheed U-2R "Dragon Lady" – 35th Squadron “Black Cats”, Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF), Taoyuan Air Base, Taiwan

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.5".  Wingspan: 17.2"



Limited production of approximately 1000 models worldwide


In 1960 the 35th Squadron Black Cats was established at Taoyuan Air Base in northern Taiwan with U-2 “Dragon Lady” flights taking place between 1961 and 1974. The flights were under CIA supervision and flown by ROCAF pilots. The original N803X 56-6683 crashed and the number was reassigned to U-2R 68-10329 that first flew in 1967. This U-2 was the first to fly with Super Pods under the wings and when it joined the ROCAF it was numbered 3925. In 1981 3925 was transferred to the 9th SRW and in 1995 converted to a U-2S.

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 precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Lockheed U-2 features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with 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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