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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 001625
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF 9th SRW, #61-7972 Charlie's Problem, 1975

Limited Edition
800
Pieces Worldwide

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


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Aircraft #61-7972 rolled off the assembly line on September 15ht, 1966 and first flew on December 12th, 1966. Over the next 23 years, it flew numerous missions with the 9th Strategic Recconaissance Wing, eventually racking up 2801.1 flight hours. In 1974 it set the world speed record flying from New York to London in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56 seconds and then later in 1980 set another record flying from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1 hour, 7 minutes. While operational in 1975, it wore tail art depicting the Peanuts cartoon character, Lucy, appearing to be very pregnant, above the words "Charlie's Problem". This aircraft is currently on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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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Century Wings' 1:72 scale SR-71 includes the mission-capable SR-71A and training SR-71B variants. The models are constructed almost entirely of metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used in the manufacturing process. Crisply detailed panel lines and ultra-thin metal rudders and edges surround the airframe to reproduce this eye-catching speed demon. The sharply pointed shock cones protruding from the engine nacelles and the afterburner detail at the rear of the engine are accurately reproduced, and the correctly detailed set of landing gear and doors have been included as robust sub-assemblies that allow for quick and easy configuration for ground or in-flight display.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:72 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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