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Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF 9th SRW Det.1, #61-7962, Kadena AFB, Japan, Last Kadena Flight, January 1990
Limited Edition 800 Pieces Worldwide
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1:72 Scale Length 17.75" Width 9.25"
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Aircraft #61-7962 first flew on April 29th, 1966 and was delivered to the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, California a few weeks later. The aircraft spent much of the 1980s stationed with Detachment 1 in Kadena, Japan and wore a few different variations of tail-art during that period. The final tail-art was simply a "1" (number 1 or "Ichi Ban" in Japanese) wrapped with the native Habu snake. On January 21st, 1990, #962 departed Kadena for the last time, bound for the US, marking the end of SR-71 operations in Japan. The aircraft subsequently spent 11 years in storage at Palmdale, California before being sent to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England in honor of the many years that SR-71s were operated out of RAF Mildenhall in England. #962 is the sole SR-71 on display outside of the continental United States.