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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00088C
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF 9th SRW Det.1, #61-7962, Kadena AFB, Japan

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


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Aircraft #61-7962 first flew on April 29th, 1966 and was delivered to the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, California a few weeks later. The aircraft spent much of the 1980s stationed with Detachment 1 in Kadena, Japan and it was during this period that the "Skull and Crossbones" tail-art was applied. On January 21st, 1990, #962 departed Kadena for the last time, bound for the US, marking the end of SR-71 operations in Japan. The aircraft is currently on display at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England - the sole SR-71 on display outside of the continental United States.

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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