U-2® Dragon Lady® - High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft

Brickmania
$805.00
Current Stock:
0
SKU:
BKM1067
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
6.96 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Jonah Padberg
Piece Count:
1616 LEGO® Elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Advanced (4 of 5)

Out of stock
Expected release date is 4/30/2021

About the U-2® Dragon Lady® - High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft:

Developed by Lockheed Martin® via the famous Skunk Works® and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) throughout the Cold War, the U-2® high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, nicknamed ‘Dragon Lady®’, remains operational to this day in the form of the U-2S®. The prototype designs that would lead to the creation of the U-2® were the brainchild of Lockheed® engineer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson. This brilliant and unique design allowed the U-2® to carry 700 pounds of important reconnaissance and surveillance equipment while maintaining a mission range of 3,000 miles and the ability to fly at an astonishing 70,000 feet.

In 1956 the U-2® completed a flight from West Germany over the Soviet Union, capturing unprecedented information and giving the United States a look behind the Iron Curtain. Throughout its career, the U-2® would fly missions over Vietnam, Cuba, and China as well. Today, U-2® aircraft are used for everything from high-altitude NASA physics experiments, to tracking beetle migrations in the forests of Alaska.

Specifications:

Wingspan: 104ft 10in
Wing Area: 1,000ft²
Cruise Speed: 475mph (764km/h)
Ceiling: 70,000ft (21,336m)
Range: 3,000 miles (unrefueled)

U-2® Dragon Lady® - High Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This massive build perfectly captures the unique dimensions and angles of the iconic U-2® aircraft. The kit includes over a dozen custom printed elements, including a custom minifig pilot, and has play features such functional landing gear. Some cross-element details are featured on a high-quality sticker sheet.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Jonah Padberg
1616 LEGO® Elements
1x custom minifigs designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
High-quality sticker sheet
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)

LOCKHEED MARTIN®, U-2®, Dragon Lady®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Brickmania, LLC.

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.