Hasegawa Aircraft 1/72 SR71 Blackbird Aircraft Kit
Mach 3 Marvel
A full forty years after it was set, the SR-71's 2,193 mph speed record still stands as the single fastest flight for a manned, air-breathing aircraft. In secret Cold War missions over the Soviet Union, the SR-71 evaded pursuit and missiles with intense acceleration. Pressure-suited crews took these miraculous titanium-skinned aircraft to 80,000 feet and cruised at Mach 3.2. They snapped pictures of targets with high-powered cameras and scanned with radar. No hostile action ever brought down an SR-71, but peace and satellites grounded them forever in 1998.