HOBBY MASTER 1/72 USAF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE LOCKHEED U-2 80-1074 (HA6903)

$249.00 (Ex Tax: $226.36)

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Description

Up for sale is a brand new 1/72 USAF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE LOCKHEED U-2 80-1074 (HA6903) by Hobbymaster.

 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 for 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.

The USAF has deployed the U-2 from the 9th RW at Beale AFB to Fairford AB in Gloucestershire England to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. This move demonstrates the U.S. commitment to allies in the region. U-2 80-1074 was built in 1984 as a TR-1A and underwent the PLSS program, transferred to 17th RW in 1990. In 1992 the aircraft was transferred to the 9th RW and in 1996 was reconfigured as a U-2S. This aircraft had taken part in “Operation Desert Storm”.

 

This model aircraft is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Corgi, Gemini Jets, JC Wings, Witty Wings, Century Wings, NG Models and Aviation72.

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg
Dimensions40 × 40 × 12 cm
Length

26.5cm

Wingspan

43.5cm

Aircraft Family

LOCKHEED U-2

Registration

80-1074

Brand

HOBBY MASTER

Model Manufacturer

HOBBY MASTER

Vehicle Manufacturer

LOCKHEED