Model of U-2 Flown by Francis Gary Powers
One of two wooden models used by Powers in March 1962 when he testified at the Senate Armed Services Committee about the downing of his aircraft. The wings and tail are detachable to demonstrate the aircraft's breakup upon impact.
On 1 May 1960, U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down by the Soviets over Sverdlovsk. He was tried in August 1960, in a three-day open trial in Moscow and was sentenced to 10 years by the USSR Supreme Court's Military Cases Collegium. He spent 21 months in prison and was then exchanged in February 1962, for Soviet intelligence officer Rudolph Abel, who had been arrested in New York in 1957.
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