Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"
      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"
      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"
      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"
      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"
      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"
      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady"

      Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady" Aircraft Model

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      A 1/72 scale premium diecast model aircraft of a Lockheed U-2S "Dragon Lady".

      80-1074. Fairford AB, 2014.

      This premium model features:

      • 1/72 scale pre-finished.
      • Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
      • Professionally painted.
      • All markings are pad applied for superb results.
      • Crew figure.
      • Comes with display stand.
      • Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
      • Extremely sought after by collectors.

      This model has a nose-to-tail length of 26.5cm (10.5") and a wingspan width of 44cm (17.25").

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      Lockheed U-2 Premium Diecast Model

      Introducing the exquisite 1/72 scale premium diecast model of the Lockheed U-2, a remarkable aircraft known for its pivotal role in military aviation history. This highly detailed and professionally painted aircraft model features die-cast metal construction with minimal plastic, ensuring both durability and authenticity. This premium diecast model is pre-finished and comes with a display stand, making it an ideal addition for collectors and aviation enthusiasts alike.

      Model Dimensions & Specifications:

      • Scale: 1/72
      • Nose-to-Tail Length: 26.5 cm (10.5 inches)
      • Wingspan Width: 44 cm (17.25 inches)
      • Materials: Diecast Metal
      • Display: Includes a free display stand
      • Assembly: This is a ready-to-display model; no painting or assembly required

      The Lockheed U-2, also known as the "Dragon Lady," has earned its place in aviation history as one of the most iconic reconnaissance aircraft. Developed in the early 1950s by Lockheed's Skunk Works, the U-2 played a crucial role during the Cold War, providing high-altitude surveillance that was instrumental in numerous intelligence-gathering missions. Its ability to fly at altitudes above 70,000 feet made it nearly invulnerable to enemy interception at the time.

      The U-2 has several variants, each designed to fulfill specific roles and adapt to evolving technological requirements:

      • U-2A: The original production variant, designed for high-altitude reconnaissance missions.
      • U-2C: An improved version with a more powerful engine and enhanced capabilities.
      • U-2R: A larger and more capable version introduced in the 1960s, featuring greater range and payload capacity.
      • ER-2: A modified version used by NASA for scientific research and atmospheric studies.

      The Lockheed U-2 has been involved in some of the most significant intelligence missions in history. Notably, it played a critical role during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, providing crucial photographic evidence of Soviet missile installations in Cuba. The U-2's contributions to aerial reconnaissance have been invaluable, aiding in arms control verification, environmental monitoring, and even disaster response efforts.

      For collectors and enthusiasts, this diecast model of the Lockheed U-2 represents not just a plane model, but a piece of aviation history. The attention to detail and historical accuracy make this aircraft model a must-have for anyone passionate about military aviation. Secure your premium diecast model today and own a tribute to the legendary "Dragon Lady."


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      Spy plane looks great

      Loved it - looks great and very easy to put together. Quite heavy

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