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The Lockheed U-2 is a jet-powered sailplane, designed for high-altitude strategic reconnaissance. An enlarged, upgraded, re-designed version of the airframe was introduced as the U-2R with greater fuel capacity, a longer nose with a modular payload pallet, and wing pods capable of carrying other instrument payloads. Specially modified U-2’s are also flown by NASA for high-altitude research; the U-2 family routinely operates at altitudes of 70,000 feet. A few are still in service, but their missions are being taken over by drones.
This paper model depicts a USAF “Dragonlady” and includes a scale model tow tractor for on-ground display!
Paper Model Details: approximately 206 parts on six pages, with two pages of historical notes and two pages of illustrated instructions. Joiner strips, bulkheads, and box wing supports. Layered wheels, printed engine face, and duo-fold landing-gear bay doors. Boxed landing gear wells. Tow tractor included; 52 parts with layered wheels and rolled tow bar. Degree of Difficulty: 3/5. If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
Design Cor van Haasteren.