Lockheed U-2 TR-1A s/n 80-1078 relic display by Ron Cole, incorporating
The U-2 was designed in the early 1950s to penetrate enemy airspace, and fly above the reach of enemy interceptors and missiles. Flown originally by the CIA, and later, the USAF, the U-2 was one of the most important intelligence assets during the Cold War. Even after the introduction of the SR-71 Blackbird and advanced spy satellites, the U-2 (and TR-1) remained a valuable aircraft, thanks to its capability to fly above 70,000 feet, and remain over enemy territory for long periods of time.
This U-2, serial number 1078, was built as a TR-1A in March 1985. On April 24th, 1990, this aircraft crashed at RAF Alconbury in the UK, with no fatalities, and was subsequently rebuilt as a U-2ST trainer.
This original cockpit instrument panel component was recovered from the scene of the 1990 accident.
New, high-quality, made in USA, 11x17 brushed black frame. Strictly limited to 45 examples, each signed and numbered by the artist.
One of a kind display! No discount codes, please.
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