The U-2R first flown in 1967 and is significantly larger and more capable than the original aircraft. The TR-1A is a tactical reconnaissance version flown in August 1981. The TR-1 was structurally identical to the U-2R. The last U-2 and TR-1 aircraft were delivered to the Airforce in October 1989. A distinguishing feature of the two aircrafts is the added "superpod" under each wing. By 1992, all TR-1s and U-2s were redesignated as the U-2R.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!