The SR-71 Blackbird

The Blackbird Aircraft

This list contains every Blackbird ever constructed. Each listing has information and photos along with its current location and map. Search for a specific tail number or click on a location to find where Blackbirds are located.

SR-71A Blackbird #17950 / #2001

Location: Lost on January 10, 1967 at Edwards AFB, CA.
SR-71A Blackbird #17950 / #2001
Article rating: 3.5
Number of views (2076)

SR-71A Blackbird #17951 / #2002

Location: On display at the Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ.
SR-71A Blackbird #17951 / #2002

SR-71A 17951, on display at Pima Air Museum in Tucson, AZ, is the matriarch of the SR fleet. She is the oldest surviving SR-71 with only one produced before her, 17950, which was lost to a fire on the runway.

Article rating: 5.0
Number of views (2480)

SR-71A Blackbird #17952 / #2003

Location: Lost on January 25, 1966 near Tucumcari, NM.
SR-71A Blackbird #17952 / #2003

On 25 January 1966, SR-71A (61-7952) was scheduled for a mission to test reconnaissance systems sensor performance and evaluate use of the navigation system as a controller for integrated sensor and aircraft management. The flight crew included Lockheed test pilot William A. Weaver and flight test reconnaissance and navigation systems specialist James T. Zwayer. The mission callsign was DUTCH 54.

Article rating: 4.3
Number of views (2516)

SR-71A Blackbird #17953 / #2004

Location: Lost on December 18, 1969 near Shosone, CA.
SR-71A Blackbird #17953 / #2004

On 18 December 1969, SR-71A (61-7953) was scheduled for a functional check flight (FCF), piloted by SR-71/F-12 Test Force director Col. Joe Rogers and his Reconnaissance Systems Operator (RSO), Maj. Gary Heidelbaugh. The mission callsign was DUTCH 68. The aircraft configuration included, for the first time ever, the Optical Bar Camera (OBC) nose assembly.

Article rating: 4.0
Number of views (2700)

SR-71A Blackbird #17954 / #2005

Location: Lost on April 11, 1969 at Edwards AFB, CA.
Article rating: No rating
Number of views (1655)
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