LOCKHEED U-2 / TR-1

U-2 / TR-1 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, California, USA
(In 1977, became Lockheed Corp.)
(Designed by Lockheed "Skunk" Works)
Model: CL-282
Designations: U-2; TR-1; ER-2
Name: Dragon Lady (unofficial)
First official flight: (U-2) 01/08/1955
Factory production period: 1954 - 1968, 1979 - 1989
Primary service period: 1956 - present
Last official flight: Still in service

U-2 / TR-1 VARIANTS

1955 Model CL-282 U-2 1  
? Model CL-282 U-2A 43  
? Model CL-282 U-2B 5  
? Model CL-282 U-2D 5 Total: 054
         
1967 Model CL-282 U-2R 12 Total: 012
         
1981 Model CL-282 ER-2 1  
1981 Model CL-282 TR-1A 33  
1983 Model CL-282 TR-1B 3 Total: 037

Grand Total: 103

U-2 / TR-1 PRODUCTION

U-2
Prototype single-engined, strategic
reconnaissance aircraft for USAF and CIA.
Utility designation used for security with
non-standard serial number.
Produced 1954 - 1955

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

001 341

Total: 001

U-2A
As U-2, production version with
engine upgrade. Several used for
CIA ops with civil regs.
Produced

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

56-6675 / 56-6681 342 / 348  
56-6683 / 56-6689 350 / 356  
56-6691 / 56-6700 358 / 367  
56-6702 / 56-6713 369 / 380  
56-6715 / 56-6720 382 / 387  
56-6722 389 Total: 043

U-2B
As U-2A, engine upgrade. Several
used for CIA ops with civil regs.
Produced

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

56-6682, 56-6690 349, 357  
56-6701, 56-6714 368, 381  
56-6721 388 Total: 005

U-2D
As U-2B, high-altitude version, second
non-raised cockpit for observer.
3 U-2C also upgraded to this standard.
Produced

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

56-6951 / 56-6955 391 / 395

Total: 005

U-2R
As U-2A, redesigned longer fuselage
and nose, large wing pods, higher
weights, equipment upgrade.
Produced 1967 - 1968

Lockheed Burbank, California (LO)

68-10329 / 68-10340 051 / 062

Total: 012

13 additional airframes cancelled.

ER-2
As U-2R, research version for NASA
with non-standard designation ER:
Earth Resource.
Produced 1979 - 1981

Lockheed Palmdale, California

80-1063
Delivered to: 
(NASA) N706NA, later to: 806
063

Total: 001

TR-1A
As U-2R, reconn. equipment upgrade,
various improvements. Non-standard
designation of TR: Tactical Reconnaissance.
Redesignated as U-2R in 1992.
2 later to NASA as ER-2, N708NA, N809NA.
Produced

Lockheed Palmdale, California

80-1066 / 80-1090 066 / 090  
80-1092 / 80-1099 092 / 099 Total: 033
13 additional airframes cancelled.

TR-1B
As TR-1A, 2-seater trainers.
Redesignated as U-2RT in 1992.
Produced

Lockheed Palmdale, California

80-1064, 80-1065 064, 065  
80-1091 091 Total: 003

 

Grand Total: 103

U-2 / TR-1 CONVERSIONS

USAF

WU-2A 2 U-2A, high-altitude atmospheric research conversions.
U-2C 16 13 U-2A / 3 U-2B, ELINT upgrades in dorsal canoe, larger air
intakes, slightly longer nose. 3 later upgraded to U-2D standard.
2 to NASA in 1971 as N708NA, N709NA.
(U-2F) 2 U-2C, refuelling receptacle fitted.
(U-2G) 2 U-2C, arrestor hook fitted for carrier landings.
U-2CT 2 1 U-2C / 1 U-2D, 2-seater trainer with second raised cockpit.
WU-2D 3 U-2D, high-altitude atmospheric research conversions.
(JU-2D) 1 WU-2D, temporary conversion for tests.
U-2E 18 U-2A / U-2B, advanced ECM equipment for CIA ops.
U-2S 22 U-2R, 1994, life-extension program, engine upgrade.
U-2ST 3 U-2RT, 1994, life-extension program, engine upgrade.
(TU-2S) 3 Redesignation of U-2ST.

US Navy

U-2EPX

2

U-2R, 1973, temporary test-bed for ocean surveillance role.
EPX: Electronic Patrol, Experimental.

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