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SR-71 Blackbird Aircraft Model
SKU: 8MMAM123AR SR-71 Blackbird Aircraft Model
SR-71 Blackbird Aircraft Model
This SR-71 Blackbird model aircraft is one of a kind hand made model . These aircraft models and all of our military models are the finest hand made products on the web today. Don't miss out on this limited production high quality aircraft model.
Meticulous attention to detail shows in the quality of this model aircraft. The call signs and lettering are accurate and approved by the agencies these planes flew for in their day.
This and all of our other airplane models are one of a kind replicas carved from solid mahogany. Master artisans spend many hours carving the details and sanding out the fine lines that make these model aircraft the museum quality plane models that you see here.
Look at the details in the paint and details of the aircraft model itself! You will be hard pressed to find this quality anywhere! This model airplane comes with it's own stand so that it can be proudly displayed on your desktop or mantel.
There are very limited numbers of this model plane being made so get yours now before they are all gone!
Includes desk stand.
The Lockheed SR-71 is an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works as a Black project. The SR-71 was unofficially named the Blackbird, and called the Habu by its crews, referring to an Okinawan species of pit viper. Clarence "Kelly" Johnson was responsible for many of the design's innovative concepts. A defensive feature of the aircraft was its high speed and operating altitude, whereby, if a surface-to-air missile launch were detected, standard evasive action was simply to accelerate. The SR-71 line was in service from 1964 to 1998, with 12 of the 32 aircraft being destroyed in accidents, though none were lost to enemy action.
A particularly difficult issue with flight at over Mach 3 is the high temperatures generated. As an aircraft moves through the air, the air in front of the aircraft compresses and this heats the air, and the heat conducts into the aircraft's airframe. To help with this, high temperature materials were needed and the airframe was substantially made of titanium, obtained from the USSR, at the height of the Cold War. Lockheed used many guises to prevent the Soviet government knowing what the titanium was to be used for. In order to control costs, Lockheed used a more easily-worked alloy of titanium which softened at a lower temperature. Finished aircraft were painted a dark blue (almost black) to increase the emission of internal heat (since fuel was used as a heat sink for avionics cooling) and to act as camouflage against the sky. The aircraft was designed to minimize its radar cross-section, an early attempt at stealth design.