BILL COFFMAN'S SPITFIRE STUDIO COLLECTION
No. 8440. Lockheed TU-2S (80-1068 c/n 068) US Air Force
Photographed at Oshkosh, Wisconsis, USA, August 2008, by Bill Coffman
12/31/2008. Ordered as a TR-1A in FY 1980, the aircraft was delivered in July 1982, and was operated by the 17th Reconnaissance Wing (RW) from February 1983 and the 9th Special RW from April 1987. It was redesignated U-2R in October 1991 when refitted with a wider range of sensors, while in 1997 it was returned to Lockheed for conversion to an U-2S, eventually reappearing as a TU-2S two-seat trainer.
Created December 31, 2008