Skip to Main Content »

Search Site

You're currently on:

NASA Lockheed ER-2 U-2 Dragon Lady Armstrong Ctr Herpa 558082 Scale 1:200

NASA Lockheed ER-2 U-2 Dragon Lady Armstrong Ctr Herpa 558082 Scale 1:200

Email to a Friend

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock.

Usually ships within 7-10 days

Regular Price: $72.99

Special Price $57.99

Add Items to Cart
OR

Quick Overview

Highly detailed Herpa Wings (Miniaturmodelle) true-to-scale aircraft model
NASA ER-2 Lockheed U-2 TR-1A Dragon Lady Armstrong Flight Research Center Herpa 558082 Scale 1:200

Product Description

Highly detailed Herpa Wings (Miniaturmodelle) true-to-scale aircraft model
NASA ER-2 Lockheed U-2 TR-1A Dragon Lady Armstrong Flight Research Center Herpa 558082 Scale 1:200
Small scale and life-like model for adult collectors. Not suitable for children under 14 years!

Country/Airline: NASA
Aircraft: ER-2 (Lockheed U-2 TR-1A "Dragon Lady")
Item#: HE558082 558082
Material: Diecast metal
Scale: 1:200

Currently two U-2 reconnaissance aircraft are being operated by NASA. The ER-2s, as they are called, provide invaluable Support observing celestial, atmospheric and oceanic processes. The aircraft are also often used for satellite calibration.

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is a single-jet engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides day and night, very high-altitude (70,000 feet; 21,000 m), all-weather intelligence gathering. The U-2 has also been used for electronic sensor research, satellite calibration, and communications purposes.

Early versions of the U-2 were involved in several events through the Cold War, being flown over the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, and Cuba. In 1960 Gary Powers was shot down in a CIA U-2A over the Soviet Union by a surface-to-air missile. Another U-2, piloted by Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr., was lost in a similar fashion in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

During the Cold War, the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron called the English air base at Alconbury home. At this timeoperated the tactical surveillance version of the otherwise strategically utilized and equipped U-2, designated TR-1. The unit took part in the Gulf War starting in 1991, one of the TR-1s main tasks was the finding of the Scud rocket launch facilities.

Additional Information

  • Stock#
    HE558082
  • Brand
    Herpa Wings
  • Scale
    1:200
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    Modern
  • Aircraft
    U-2
  • Propulsion
    Jet-Powered
  • Role
    Surveillance / Interception
  • Country
    United States

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds #7 F-4E Hogan HG60012 Scale 1:200

United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds #7 F-4E Hogan HG60012 Scale 1:200

Regular Price: $54.99

Special Price $39.99

     
 

My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Compare Products

You have no items to compare.

 
© 1998-2018 ezToys / ezToyz All Rights Reserved.