1:350 Lockheed U-2R Dragon Lady
The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude, reconnaissance aircraft. Long, wide, straight wings give the U-2 glider-like characteristics. It can carry a variety of sensors and cameras, is an extremely reliable reconnaissance aircraft, and enjoys a high mission completion rate. Current models are derived from the original version that made its first flight in August 1955. On Oct. 14, 1962, it was the U-2 that photographed the Soviet military installing offensive missiles in Cuba. The U-2R, first flown in 1967, is significantly larger and more capable than the original aircraft. The last U-2 and TR-1 aircraft were delivered to the Air Force in October 1989. In 1992 all TR-1s and U-2s were redesignated U-2R. This 1/350 scale model includes 14 parts and features a detailed cockpit with two options for the canopy, a single piece or two pieces for displaying the cockpit open. Optional wing Pogos are also included. A parts list/diagram is available as is a file containing decals for those who wish to print their own.