The SR-71, with the moniker of Blackbird, is one of the most distinctive aircraft from the Cold War, particularly for its stealth-inspired look. While its effectiveness as a stealth vehicle is questionable, its speed and other flight characteristics ensured that no SR-71 was ever lost to hostile fire despite more than 4,000 shots fired at the 32 SR-71s built. SR-71s logged more than 10,000 mission flight hours, despite a fluctuating political climate that caused the program to be deactivated and then reinstated in the late 1980s and early 90s. NASA maintains two SR-71s for experimental purposes. Painstaking effort was taken to ensure that this model of the iconic Blackbird will be a piece that collectors of any sort will treasure.About Toys and Models Corporation Since 1982, Toys and Models has created exquisitely detailed, historically accurate replicas of aircraft. New technology and materials combined with painstaking detail ensure that when you purchase a model from Toys and Models, you'll admire it for years to come. Toys and Models is located in Mahwah, New Jersey. U.S. reconnaissance aircraftJet engine aircraft, two enginePainted wood constructionScale: 1/63Operators: U.S. Air Force, NASATime in operation: 1966-1998Post-World War II eraManufacturers: LockheedLength: 20.25 inchesWingspan: 10.5 inches
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