disassembling of a U-2 plane

A unique time-lapse footage showing a U-2 plane being disassembled by Lockheed Martin technicians. This type of plane gets revised part by part, repainted and reassembled every 4,700 flight hours…

More than 40,000 rivets and 1,800 individual parts, plus the fuselage, get inspected—and repaired or replaced if needed—to assure “a record-high operational rate.”



These planes have been flying for decades without glitches.