02 September 2011
One of the diecast model planes as featured in the October issue of 'Wings and Things' - the SR-71A Blackbird from Dragon Wings. ...
*ONE OF THE LATEST DIECAST AVIATION MODEL RELEASES AS CHOSEN BY THE DIECAST TEAM. OTHER MODELS ALSO FEATURED IN THE ISSUE WERE FROM CORGI, GEMINI JETS, PHOENIX MODELS AND JC WINGS
PRICE £24.99 LIMIT NOT SPECIFIED SCALE 1/400 REF NO 56263
Lockheed’s superlative Blackbird enjoys a small-scale release here, but the detail is no less impressive. The trademark corrugated wing skin is well-rendered, as are the afterburner cans, and the model captures the snake-like lines of the aircraft well. The printing is marvellous too with authentic US Air Force markings and maintenance stencilling. The only thing missing is the nose pitot, which would be impossible to reproduce well in this scale.