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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00088A
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF, #61-7975, Terry Pappas and John Manzi, Persian Gulf, 1987, Signature Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird   17.75"   9.25"


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During the Iraq-Iran War, Major Terry Pappas and Captain John Manzi launched their SR-71A from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, with a distant target in the Persian Gulf. Facing perhaps the most ominous weather of their flying careers, they were required to stay in close formation with the refueling tanker aircraft often within 12 feet for nearly a third of their harrowing journey. Ultimately, the Blackbird required five air refuelings, and the non-stop flight took over 11 hours, one of the most grueling and challenging missions ever attempted by the Air Force pilots.

Limited Edition, each hand-signed by the pilot, Maj.Terry Pappas.

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird

Designed as a long-range, strategic reconnaissance aircraft, The Lockheed SR-71 first flew on December 22, 1964. Nicknamed "The Blackbird," this highly-advanced aircraft was believed by many to be ahead of its time. It was capable of mach 3 and still holds the record for the fastest "air breathing manned aircraft" in the world. Its speed and ability to operate at high altitudes served as a defensive feature; when attacked by surface-to-air missiles, the pilot needed only to accelerate to avoid being struck. Only 32 SR-71's were operated during its 34-year service history, and though 12 were destroyed in accidents none were lost to enemy attack.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 2) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.

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