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Hobby Master HA6905 1/72 ER-2 Dragon Lady - 809 NASA DFRC

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Original price $149.00 - Original price $149.00
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$149.00
$149.00 - $149.00
Current price $149.00

Die-Cast Model

Hobby Master HA6905 1/72 ER-2 Dragon Lady - 809, NASA DFRC

DESCRIPTION
Air Power Series
Lockheed ER-2 Dragon Lady, 809
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Palmdale Regional Airport, CA, 1999

The Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly Dryden Flight Research Center) is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA. Its primary campus is located inside Edwards Air Force Base in California and is considered NASA's premier site for aeronautical research.

NASA acquired its first ER-2 aircraft in 1981 and a second in 1989. They replaced two Lockheed U-2 aircraft, which NASA had used to collect science data since 1971. The U-2s, and later the ER-2s, were based at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, until 1997, when the ER-2s and their operations moved to NASA Dryden. Since the Airborne Science Program's inaugural flight on Aug. 31, 1971, NASA U-2s and ER-2s have flown more than 4,500 data missions and test flights in support of scientific research. NASA's ER-2 set a world-altitude record for the class of aircraft with a takeoff weight between 26,455 and 35,275 lb on Nov. 19, 1998, when the aircraft reached 68,700 feet.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series die-cast airplanes feature:
- Die-cast metal construction with some plastic components
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals
- Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors
- Optional extended/retracted landing gear
- Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards
- Accurately detailed underside with concealed screw heads