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Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model
USAF 9th SRW, #61-7974 "Ichi Ban", Kadena AFB, Japan, 1968
Limited Edition 3000 Pieces Worldwide
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1:72 Scale Length 17.75 Width 9.25"
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Aircraft #61-7974 has the unfortunate distinction of being the last SR-71 to be lost, ending an 18 year accident-free streak for its type; the longest of any USAF aircraft. The accident occurred on April 21st, 1989 when the right engine exploded after take-off from Kadena, severing hydraulic lines and disabling flight controls. After an initial attempt to regain control of the aircraft for a single-engine emergency landing, the crew were forced to eject, leaving the crippled aircraft to crash off the coast of Luzon in the Philippines.