HA6901 Hobbymaster Lockheed U-2S 68-10337 9th RW USAF Beale AFB California 2015

PRICE: £ incl VAT



Available to pre-order by email sales@flying-tigers.co.uk  OR telephone 01604 499034 . Price to be announced. Your order will be confirmed with you when price is available.

Hobbymaster 1/72 scaleHA6901
Lockheed U-2S
9th RW
USAF Beale
AFB California 2015


Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6901 Lockheed U-2S 68-10337 9th RW USAF Beale AFB California 2015. Buy online now at Flying Tigers.


In 1954 Lockheed received approval to produce a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The creation of this aircraft went to Lockheed’s Skunk Works and the famous Kelly Johnson. The aircraft, a single-engine jet that could provide images day or night over Soviet territory, was labeled U-2 (U=utility) and given the name “Dragon Lady”. The first test flight took place in 1955 and was used by the CIA and the USAF during the Cold War. The U-2 came to international notoriety in 1960 when one piloted by Gary Power was shot down over the Soviet Union.

U-2R 68-10337 was produced in 1968 as c/n 059 and was assigned to the 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, California. In 1975 while operating with the 99th SRS in Thailand the aircraft crashed and damaged so it was sent to Palmdale to be rebuilt. In May 1982 68-10337 was transferred to Detachment 4, 9th SRW at RAF Mildenhall. In 1988 the aircraft was once again damaged and sent to Palmdale for repairs. In mid 1990s 32 U-2Rs received General Electric engines and re-designated U-2S.


Weight 750 g

Model Type


Historical Era

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

‘Earn your Wings’ with the Flying Tigers Newsletter!


Model Code: HA6901

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Future Hobbymaster models -all scales, Future Military Model Releases, HobbyMaster Aviation, Lockheed U-2, Military Aviation