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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00088D
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF 9th SRW, #61-7976

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

Aircraft #61-7976 first flew in May, 1967 and shortly thereafter flew the first operational mission of any SR-71. Nearing the end of its career, the aircraft had "Bengal Tiger" artwork applied to the vertical stabilizers in chalk. On 27 March, 1998, the aircraft was flown to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB, near Dayton, Ohio where it is currently on display.

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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