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SR-71A Blackbird

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Flying an SR-71A Blackbird model in your collection will take it to new and exciting heights. Known for its insanely fast speed, the plane exudes power standing still. The Blackbird fighter jet model will become an instant showpiece among your aircraft models.

The SR-71 Blackbird model show that original that was designed by a team of Lockheed personnel known as the "Skunk Works."

In the late 1950s, the SR-71's basic design originated in secrecy, with the aircraft's designation as A-11. Its existence was publicly announced on February 29, 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, the time when he announced that an A-11 had flown at sustained speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour during tests at Edwards AFB, California. The Blackbird fighter jet model replicates the A-11 design development as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft began on February 1963. The first SR-71A arrives at Kadena AB to replace the A-12. The SR-71A's maiden flight (in "Big Tail" configuration) was on December 3, 1975.

Besides the Blackbird military model, there were two SR-71s at Dryden with the assigned NASA tail numbers, NASA 844 (A model) with military serial 64-17980, NASA 831 (B model) with military serial 64-17956, which was manufactured in September 1965. There was another A model, the NASA 832 with military serial 64-17971 and was manufactured in October 1966. The A aircraft model was returned to the USAF inventory and was the first aircraft reactivated in 1995 for reconnaissance purposes. The SR-71A has a crew capacity of two. It has a maximum speed of Mach 3.2+ and a combat range of 2,900 nmi.

The Blackbird model had 32 SR-71s built, with 29 as SR-71As for operational missions. SR-71 remained the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft throughout its operational existence.

Buy the SR-71A Blackbird model, and have a replica of one of the oldest and fastest flying production aircraft in your arsenal.

1/72 scale model

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