Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

  • Category: Daron, Diecast Planes, New Stock June 2024
Availability: In Stock
R 899.00
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  • Scale: 1/144
  • Nose-to-Tail Length: 23.5 cm (9.25 inches)
  • Wingspan Width: 11.5 cm (4.5 inches)
  • Materials: Diecast Metal & ABS Plastic
  • Display: Includes a free display stand
  • Assembly: This is a ready to display model; no painting or assembly required

The Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, known affectionately as the "Blackbird," was a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force. Serving from 1962 to 1998, this remarkable aircraft was a pinnacle of aviation technology and stealth. It played a crucial role during the Cold War, providing invaluable intelligence and performing reconnaissance missions that were critical to national security.

Variants of the SR-71 Blackbird:

  • SR-71A: The standard production variant used for most reconnaissance missions.
  • SR-71B: A trainer variant featuring dual cockpits to accommodate an instructor and trainee.
  • SR-71C: A unique variant created from the rear fuselage of a crashed SR-71 and the forward fuselage of a YF-12A.

Throughout its service, the SR-71 Blackbird set numerous speed and altitude records, cementing its place in the annals of aviation history. Notable missions include high-altitude reconnaissance over hostile territories, where its speed and altitude capabilities made it nearly invulnerable to enemy defenses. The aircraft’s design and technology paved the way for advancements in stealth and reconnaissance, influencing future generations of military aircraft.