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Herpa 1:200 Wings 556873
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF 9th SRW, #61-7980 Rosemary's Baby-San, Kadena AFB, Japan, 1968

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird   6.5"   3.25"

Aircraft #61-7980 first flew on 25 September 1967 and was given the nickname "Rosemary's Baby-San" while operational with the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In 1990 it had a change of ownership when it was handed over to NASA for use in its high-speed research programs. This SR-71 holds the distinction of being the last SR-71 to fly, an event that took place in October, 1999. This aircraft is currently on display inside the main gate at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, California.

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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Herpa 1:200 Wings

The Herpa "1:200 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of civilian and military aircraft in 1:200 scale.

Herpa "1:200 Wings" 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.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Some releases feature interchangeable open/closed canopies.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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