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1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
Category:Miscellaneous
Designer:Aaron Murphy
Aaron Murphy
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Lockheed’s previous reconnaissance aircraft was the relatively slow U-2, designed for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In late 1957, the CIA approached the defense contractor Lockheed to build an undetectable spy plane. The project, named Archangel, was led by Kelly Johnson, head of Lockheed’s Skunk Works unit. The work on project Archangel began in the spring 1958, with aim of flying higher and faster than the U-2. Out of 11 successive designs drafted in a span of 10 months, "A-10" was the front runner. Despite this, however, its shape made it vulnerable to radar detection. After a meeting with the CIA in March 1959, the design was modified to have a 90% reduction in radar cross-section. The CIA approved a US$96 million contract for Skunk Works to build a dozen spy planes, named "A-12" on 11 February 1960. ...
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1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
 
1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
 
1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
1/74 Lockheed Blackbird M/D-21
 
 
 
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