Dragon Skunk Works Lockheed U-2R "Dragon Lady" 9RW USAF 1/144 Model w/ Stand & Gears
Box Size: 8.3" x 7.5" x 2.0"
- True to 1/144
- Highly detailed
- Highly collectible
- High quality construction
- Ready for display
- Display in flight
- New stylish stand included
Despite its advancing age, the U-2 “Dragon Lady” continues to fly high-altitude all-weather reconnaissance missions for the even today. Built by Lockheed, the U-2 is powered by a single engine, and its high-aspect-ratio wings and light construction glider. While its particular planform is required by the high altitudes at which the aircraft flies, this also makes it very difficult the U-2 has to be flown at near maximum speed to avert stalling. Landing is a particularly hazardous undertaking as it uses gear and titanium skids on its wingtips. It can fly at altitudes of 21,000m, requiring the pilot to wear the equivalent of a spacesuit.
The U-2R (initially known as the TR-1A) is a modified U-2C featuring larger under-wing “superpods” and increased fuel capacity. in 1967, and the final example was delivered to the USAF in October 1989. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet twelve U-2R Dragon Ladies were built. Various surveillance and intelligence-gathering sensors are carried onboard.
This specific variant of the Dragon Lady is the subject of Warbirds’ new 1/144 scale die-cast model. It’s exciting as it’s a brand from completely new toolings. The long, slim fuselage and outspread wings are accurately reproduced. Panel lines are finely a wingspan of more than 210mm in this scale, this is a truly impressive model. To enable it to be presented to best advantage, sleek metal display stand. This high-altitude recon aircraft is rarely seen, but collectors can now get their very own U-2R
ADULT COLLECTIBLE MODEL - Not intended for children under 14.