Dodge Meets Dragon Lady

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently had two Dodge Chargers delivered to an airbase in the U.K. for a very particular mission. Muscle cars have a long-lasting relationship with the USAF and specifically their U-2 aircraft, also known as the “Dragon Lady”. The U-2 can reach as high as 70,000 feet and requires not only a skillful, spacesuit-wearing pilot, but a chase car to help it land. The aircraft descends at roughly 93 mph and the chase car must match the speed and position itself three car lengths away to communicate essential instructions to the pilot. So why send the Chargers all the way across the Atlantic instead of buying local? Find out why the USAF pilots prefer to drive Dodge.