Was a long-range, Mach 3.5+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed and its Skunk Works® division.
It was the first aircraft to be constructed mainly of titanium.
At full velocity the airplane surface heats up to over 260°C+ (500 °F).
A total of 3,551 missions were flown and not one Blackbird was lost due to enemy military retaliation.
Note: Skunk Works is the nickname for Lockheed's Advanced Development Programs.
Skunk Works engineers have developed highly advanced, military aircraft, often in secret, since World War II.
Metal Earth models are amazingly detailed miniature models that are laser cut with precision.
Each model is accurate down to the most minuscule details.
Each model is made from completely flat, laser-etched steel sheets.
From easy to expert levels of difficulty, Metal Earth models are great for novice to veteran model builders.
Recommended for EOL; Ages 14+
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