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U2S Dragon Lady w/ Superpods and Hycon 73B

8,675 Simplemike  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Simplemike's U2S Dragon Lady Pre-Delivery

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is an American single-jet engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides day and night, high-altitude (70,000 feet; 21,000 m), all-weather intelligence gathering.[1] -Wikipedia

During the Cold War, this Hycon Model B panoramic camera was installed in the Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft displayed directly above it in the Looking At Earth gallery as an essential intelligence-gathering tool of the United States. In 1956, the Museum's U-2C (then a U-2A) equipped with this Model B camera made the first overflight of the Soviet Union. In 1962, another Model B camera in the collection provided positive proof of the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, precipitating a crisis that led the world to the brink of nuclear war.-Smithsonian

At present, the Dragon Ladies can only bring two of these three distinct capabilities along on a single mission. This typically consists of the Senior Glass signals intelligence suit in the fuselage and “Super Pods” under the wings, and either the Senior Year Electro Optical Reconnaissance System-2 (SYERS-2) or Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2 (ASARS-2) in the nose- the drive

Controls:
Ag1&5: flaps 5 inverts roll controls. Use carefully
Ag2: drop wing gear
Ag3: lights
Ag4: close nose cone
Camera1: free gyroscopic camera
Camera2: auto center camera
Camera3: nose orbit camera

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor U2S Dragon Lady Pre-Delivery
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 102.5ft (31.3m)
  • Length 60.0ft (18.3m)
  • Height 18.5ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 21,438lbs (9,724kg)
  • Loaded Weight 30,843lbs (13,990kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.02
  • Wing Loading 28.0lbs/ft2 (136.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,103.3ft2 (102.5m2)
  • Drag Points 10012

Parts

  • Number of Parts 164
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    3,893 Bluerobot11

    @Simplemike my god yes I do, wow

    3 months ago
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    8,675 Simplemike

    @bluerobot11 you may like this too!

    3 months ago
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    8,675 Simplemike

    @MDippold1995 thank you! I've been working on adding some extra 'pop' to my builds!

    3 months ago
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    1,740 MDippold1995

    Love the cockpit, nose cone is a nice touch too

    +1 3 months ago
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    2,119 SPCWorkshops

    The ussr spotlighted this. Lol

    +2 4 months ago
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    7,817 SakuraSaku

    awesome cockpit!

    4 months ago
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    52.5k Chancey21

    Yes, just include a screenshot that shows off the whole thing @Simplemike

    +1 4 months ago
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    157k SledDriver

    @Simplemike Hey, almost all my planes go Mach 5+, I couldn't care less about how realistic the speed is. I want to go places and do things :)

    +1 4 months ago
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    8,675 Simplemike

    @SledDriver thank you! It's a bit too fast at altitude, but it's painful to play when a plane is too slow haha

    4 months ago
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    157k SledDriver

    Flies really well, and looks good too. Nice work.

    +2 4 months ago
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    8,675 Simplemike

    @Chancey21 can I do that on my phone? Or in the thumbnails?

    +1 4 months ago
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    52.5k Chancey21

    How come there are no pictures of the actual plane?

    4 months ago
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    8,675 Simplemike

    @CRJ900Pilot thank you! The U2 is one of my favorite planes, so I just keep adding detail and gizmos. Haha

    4 months ago
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    26.6k CRJ900Pilot

    Neat! I like the cockpit

    4 months ago