1⁄48Out of the Black
historyConceived in great secrecy at the height of the Cold War, Lockheed's SR-71 exemplifies the lengths to which the United States went to pry secrets out from behind the Iron Curtain. Still unmatched in terms of raw speed and altitude capacity, the SR-71's secrets have been mostly exposed in the years since its retirement but its fascination with aircraft enthusiasts remains strong.
the modelTestors' 1/48 kit is old but still impressive. This kit has been modified extensively. The landing gear wells were totally scratchbuilt, and the afterburner cans given an extensive makeover. The nose was back-dated to the early "slick" configuration before the RWR fairings were added. These changes made an already impressive model into something truly special.
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