- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts.
- Stand included.
- Measures 17.75” L x 9.25” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 18.25” L x 10.2” W x 3.7” H
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
Operated by the U.S. Air Force, the SR-71 Blackbird is a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed as a black project in the 1960s by Lockheed's Skunk Works division. It performed at high speeds and altitudes to outrace enemies during aerial combat, and was also able to detect and avoid ground missile attacks.
This AF1 model represents the SR-71 Bureau Number 61-7980. SR-71A #61-7980 (NASA 844) is on display inside the main gate at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, CA. SR-71A #61-7980 was one of the two aircraft handed over to NASA in 1990 for their high-speed research programs. Assembly of this aircraft began on 11 August 1966 and the rollout was on 16 May 1967. SR-71A #980 first flew on 25 September 1967 with Gilliland and Belgau. This aircraft last flew in October of 1999, the last flight of any SR-71.
This SR-71 is an excellent addition to your diecast aircraft collection.