Early version in magenta pink at right, later version in purple at left. The Golden Astronaut series only had the version in purple.
3 15/16 in
1 11/16 in
Shoots missile from spring-loaded pod below front fuselage
- Magenta, no trademark
- Purple, no trademark
Trademarked versions are unlikely I think, because of the variety of examples not having a trademark, found in both early and esp later packaging.
Although called Reconnaissance =1= on GA packaging, the toys always carry a sticker marking them as =R2=.
The Lockheed A-12/YF-12 Oxcart, with tails moved to the wingtips and three exhausts added in the middle. This early Blackbird first flew in December 1964, and had been seen in public months before.
UK Registered Design
19 November 1969
US Design Patent
probably applied for, but not granted.