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Hi all! I would like to share one of my latest completed projects, the 1/48 Academy U-2S Dragon Lady. I actually finished this one about a month or so ago. This kit consists of parts from the old Hawk molds (from well before I was even born!) with updated parts to make a modern Sierra. So it goes without saying that this kit contains raised panel lines. So I decided to go ahead and rescribe all of the panel lines, which I have never done before. Let me just say, I am not so sure I will ever do this again! I really HATE doing it, and I am pretty much terrible at it. I found t
Known as the Dragon Lady, the U-2 is a high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. First flown in 1955, the U-2 has been steadily upgraded and has been in service for over 50 years. The U-2 is designed to operate at 70,000 feet or more. It carries a wide range of sensors and cameras to gather a multitude of intelligence information. The U-2S version features a redesigned airframe being enlarged nearly 30%. It has increased fuel capacity and features under-wing pods. The U-2 remains the most capable and reliable ISR platform flying today - manned or unmanned.