Was a long-range, Mach 3.5+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed and its Skunk Works® division. It was the first aircraft to be constructed mainly of titanium. At full velocity the airplane surface heats up to over 260°C+ (500 °F). A total of 3,551 missions were flown and not one Blackbird was lost due to enemy military retaliation. Note: Skunk Works is the nickname for Lockheed's Advanced Development Programs. Skunk Works engineers have developed highly advanced, military aircraft, often in secret, since World War II.
Number Of Sheets: 1 SheetDifficulty: 5 ModerateAssembled Size: 3.94" x 2.03" x 1.17"
Recommended age: 14+
Amazing DIY models with stunning details
Metal Earth is made from . Each model features amazing detail with parts cut from one or more 4” square steel sheets. Easy to follow instructions are included with each kit and Simply snip out the pieces and bend the tabs through corresponding connection points.
Parts can be more easily removed from the sheet using a pair of clippers.
Highly recommended tools for successful assembly: tweezers, needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, clipper.
Plan out and understand how the parts will come together. Folding any piece back and forth along a fold line more than 2 times will cause the piece to weaken and/or break. Be sure to use a gentle touch.
Parts lock together using tabs and holes. Pay close attention to the CIRCLE and TRIANGLE symbols:
A CIRCLE represents a tab that should be folded 90°.
A TRIANGLE represents a tab that should be twisted 90°.