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Italeri 145 SR-71 Blackbird w/Drone 1:72 Plastic Kit

by Italeri

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  • Package size: 6.2cm x 34.6cm x 24.2cm
  • 1-72 Scale. Highly detailed kit by Italeri complete with decals, painting guide and instructions. Skill level 2.
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Technical Details
Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions34.8 x 24.2 x 5.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
Item model number510000145
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
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ASINB00061HL3W
Best Sellers Rank 88,771 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight399 g
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Date First Available27 Dec. 2006
  
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The SR-71, with its impressive and unorthodox appearance, is the younger sister of the U-2 (No. 808) with the Important difference that it is built to perform its duties at Mach 3.5. U.S. Strategic Air Command has stated that the Blackbird is still holding the world's speed record. It can cross the United States in less than an.hour. The SR-71 s have been used in all the hot spots of the world, flying over Cuba, China, Vietnam, Middle East etc in times of international tension or of local conflicts, even operating in Okinawa, Thailand and the Philippin6s. It is today's most sophisticated spy aircraft.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Otto VINE VOICE on 14 Jan. 2011
Let me start by saying this model is incredibly detailed, and accurate. It contains the relevant parts to create either a SR-71A or SR-71B (Trainer model with raised rear cockpit) and the NASA version including the drone. So plenty of scope to do whatever you need.

One thing to note is that if you are used to creating 1/72 scale fighter planes you will now be working with a model roughly twice the size. As the SR-71A was over 100ft long, and most fighters average 55ft in length...you get the idea.

This model's actually formed from black plastic rather than the usual grey, but PLEASE do yourself a favour and give it a matte black coat from a spray, or ideally multiple coats for consistency. A nice touch is that the objective cameras underneath the SR-71 are clear plastic giving it that 3 dimensional feel. The cockpit is by far the most finnicky part of the build, as I found the chairs to be slightly too high to fit under the canopy, so I shaved approximately 2 mm off them with a knife.

The transfers are easy to do (apart from the red lines across the top wing area (which was a b****** hehe) but it looks incredible when completed.

The model is very high quality, and looks great! I've since bought another one as my friend liked it so much he asked me to make one for him!
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Ok, this has a very comprehensive set of parts in the box, since you can build any of an SR-71A, an SR-71B trainer, or the modified YF-12C (which looks like a Blackbird) D-21 drone carrier.

It's visually accurate, but there are a few issues in specific places.
Fit-wise, the cockpit bathtub only fits the upper fuselage where they touch (and they mostly don't). This was easily resolved with a few plastic card tabs.
Also the tailcone is badly out of register. To expand on this, the wings, engines and rear fuselage are split as upper with wing leading and trailing edges, and lower which slots into the upper. Now these fit everywhere except the tailcone, where one side is about 2mm offset from the other.
Finally, I've also built the Revell kit, which also includes a D-21, but the Revell one is some 7% smaller. They can't both be right-sized (and the Revell kit includes the drone's ground-handling trailer.

There are more issues with the instructions.
0) The aircraft are described as being "matt black overall". I've seen a couple of preserved examples (Duxford and Smithsonian) and they're more of a silk black with a hint of blue.
1) No mention of CIA "black ops" schemes. You can do one of these by building an A and omitting the national marking, titles, serials and tail badges.
2) The B (and drone carrier) should have ventral fins under the engine nacelles (I have photographic evidence of this). These are moulded in the kit but marked "not to be used". Fit the parts on the opposite side of the engine diameter from the rudders with the thin end of the fin forward and the block in the engine exhaust cooling vent.
3) The drone carrier is just described as "silver" in the paint guide. SR-71s were mostly made from titanium, so use Taniya's "Titanium silver" for the main colour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan L williams on 19 May 2013
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I am building the MD 21 version. CIA crazy projects and in respect of Ray Torrick..... AWESOME stuff at Mach 3+
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Franco330 on 9 Oct. 2014
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Grandson (7) and I loved it. Stimulated a whole new interest. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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By Sc000bey on 6 Jan. 2014
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Got this for my partner for christmas as its his favourite plane. He has really enjoyed it making it. It wasnt as complicated as i thought it would be so i would imagine this would be good for children aswell.
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Just finished it, nice model only fault is the decals have no numbering system so you have to find the decal on the sheet that is shown on the instructions, which is hard when some are very similar.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Bowles on 7 July 2012
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This is an awesome kit of the famous SR-71, which also includes the option to build the M-21 with drone. Only two of the M-21's were ever built and I believe this is the surviving depiction. The other collided with it's own drone leading to the grounding and cancellation of this mark. The kit itself is nicely detailed but this must be an old kit as the panel lines are raised and the fit isn't perfect; needing a little filler and filing/sanding to get a good fit). There are no pilots however the canopies can be modelled open which shows off the nice interiors. Another slight concern, with me anyway, is that the pilot tubes are ready attached to the fuselage and a lot of care needs to be taken whilst working on it not to snap them off. Having said that the plastic is quite forgiving. I added a lot of lead ballast to the front of aircraft as although it doesn't mention it in the instructions, I think such an aircraft would be a tail sitter without it.

Overall then, this was a great build and I'm really pleased with my finished model. To get the best out of the kit it's possibly not for the beginner, but then again as I believe this is now out of production, should be purchased now and built when you have acquired the skills needed to make the most of it :)
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