This is a 1/48 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Plastic Jet Model Kit.
Manufacturer: Lockheed, USA
Name: SR-71A Blackbird
Description: The SR-71 was developed by Lockheed's "Skunk Works" to replace
the U-2 high altitude spyplane which had become vulnerable to interception
by surface-to-air missiles. The SR-71 is very fast and with a top speed in
excess of 2100mph it still holds many world speed records. In the early '90s
the SR-71 fleet was mothballed but several aircraft have been reactivated by
the continuing need for a manned reconnaissance capability.
FEATURES: Skill level 2 - 1/48th scale for static display only
Markings included for 5 aircraft
80 parts in black and clear plastic with raised panel lines
One piece cockpit tub with separate instrument panels, bulkheads,
3-piece ejection seats and control sticks - optional
canopy for SR-71B trainer
Detailed engine intakes and exhaust nozzles
Canopies may be posed open or closed
OPTIONS: Decal Options and Colour Schemes:
Single sheet of decals which contains national insignia, stencils
and ID codes for 5 aircraft.
1: SR-71A, S/N 17974 - Overall Black
2: SR-71A, S/N 17974 based in Kadena - Overall Black
3: SR-71A, S/N 17972, 1983 - Overall Black
4: SR-71B, S/N 17956 - Overall Black
5: A-12/M-12, S/N 06940 - Overall Titanium w/black edging
Additional Paints Required:
Flat: Black, White, Olive Drab, Dk Gull Grey, Radome Tan,
INCLUDES: One 1/48 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Plastic Jet Model Kit
REQUIRES: Paint (See MARKING OPTIONS)
Basic tools: Hobby knife, paint brushes, sandpaper.
Nice-to-have tools: Needle file set, sprue cutter (see XURON),
airbrush and associated accessories
Major components - liquid plastic cement (Testors, TENAX 7R)
Clear parts - White glue, odourless CA, or TENAX 7R
Detail parts - CA or tube-type (thick) plastic cement.
SPECS: Scale: 1/48th