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Lockheed U-2S 9th RW USAF Beale AFB California 2015 (1:72) New Tooling!
Item # HA6901
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA6901 Lockheed U-2S 68-10337 9th RW USAF Beale AFB California 2015
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Length 10.5"
Wingspan 17.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $169.95
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    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA6901
    Lockheed U-2S 68-10337
    9th RW USAF Beale AFB California 2015

    Die-cast metal.
    Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
    Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
    Fully assembled.
    Comes with crew figure
    Display stand included.
    Option to display model with wheels up or down.
    Minimum use of plastic.

    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.

    U-2R 68-10337 was produced in 1968 as c/n 059 and was assigned to the 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, California. In 1975 while operating with the 99th SRS in Thailand the aircraft crashed and damaged so it was sent to Palmdale to be rebuilt. In May 1982 68-10337 was transferred to Detachment 4, 9th SRW at RAF Mildenhall. In 1988 the aircraft was once again damaged and sent to Palmdale for repairs. In mid 1990s 32 U-2Rs received General Electric engines and re-designated U-2S.