With tensions mounting, President Eisenhower's request for more accurate intelligence on the Soviet Union was the spark that ignited the U-2 project, approved in 1954. It was an innovative aircraft, capable of all-weather intelligence gathering. The high-altitude recon plane served America throughout the Cold War and remains operational today.
This 1/48 scale plastic kit, a must-have tribute to the Cold War legend, features an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with a removable exterior canopy), opening air brakes, realistic air intakes, a ground handling cart, and authentic markings. Assembly required. Skill level 2. Measures approximately 15¾" long with a 25¾" wingspan.