Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA6905 Lockheed ER-2 Dragon Lady, High Altitude Research Aircraft, NASA, 1999. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 17.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is an American single-jet engine, high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides day and night, high-altitude (70,000 feet, 21,300 meters), all-weather intelligence gathering.
In 1954 Lockheed received approval to produce a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The creation of this aircraft went to Lockheed’s Skunk Works and the famous 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 Gary Power was shot down over the Soviet Union Primary Role: High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft.
NOVEMBER 2021 RELEASE
|Size:||17.25" Wingspan & 10.5" Long|
|Design:||U2 DRAGON LADY|
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