Engineering a new art form. In the 1950s a very special project was undertaken in the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks under the leadership of Clarence “Kelly” Johnson. It was code named “ARCHANGEL”.
It went on to become the world’s first titanium skinned plane, capable of Mach 3 and outrunning missiles sent to intercept it. Not only was the craft itself revolutionary, the way in which it was developed was decades ahead its time. With cross-functional teams working side by side.
The project and its successor the SR-71 Blackbird were instrumental in inspiring co-founder James to become an engineer and the way in which we conduct our own development projects, including this one. The Bastion ArchAngel has been designed in tribute to this legendary craft. A fitting successor to The Demon.
Artistically, designer Charlie has taken inspiration from a different kind of superhero of the same moniker. Incorporating the wings of the superhero and mythological figure the ArchAngel. The result is a new art form. Extremely limited. Eminently collectible.