Century Wings SR-71 Blackbird Rapid Rabbit 9th SRW Kadena AB Japan Tail No 61-7978. 1/72 scale diecast model. Fully assembled. 718838
This model was released in 2009 and limited to 1,000 pieces world wide. These are new, never opened and ready for immediate shipment. Limited quantity.
Nicknamed "Rapid Rabbit," this aircraft was written off on 20 July 1972 during the roll out phase of its landing at Kadena AB, Okinawa. The pilot, Capt. Dennis K. Bush, had practiced a rapid deploy-jettison of the braking parachute. A go-around was initiated after the chute was jettisoned. On the next landing attempt, the aircraft touched down slightly "hot," but had no chute to reduce the aircraft's speed. The pilot was unable to keep the plane on the runway. The aircraft suffered significant damage. The pilot and the RSO, Capt. James W. Fagg escaped without injury.
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