Aircraft Photo of 61-7972 | Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird | USA - Air Force | #48103
Registration / Serial:61-7972
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Version:Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
C/n (msn):2023
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 48103
Photo Comment

This SR-71 spent 24 years on active USAF service accumulating 2,801 hours of flight time. On 6th March, 1990 its service career ended with a record-setting flight, flying from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 20 seconds, averaging a speed of 3,418 kph (2,124 mph). After landing at Dulles the SR-71 was handed over to the NASM and is now on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

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