The SR-71 Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbirds

This list contains every SR-71 Blackbird ever constructed. Each listing has information and photos along with its current location and map.

SR-71A Blackbird #17950 / #2001

Location: Lost on January 10, 1967 at Edwards AFB, CA.
SR-71A Blackbird #17950 / #2001
Article rating: 5.0
Number of views (968)

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 (1289)

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.

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Number of views (1332)

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.

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Number of views (1357)

SR-71A Blackbird #17954 / #2005

Location: Lost on April 11, 1969 at Edwards AFB, CA.
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Number of views (890)

SR-71A Blackbird #17955 / #2006

Location: On Display at Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards AFB, CA
SR-71A Blackbird #17955 / #2006
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Number of views (1346)

SR-71A Blackbird #17958 / #2009 (Record Holder)

Location: On display at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, GA
SR-71A Blackbird #17958 / #2009 (Record Holder)

10 May 1966 First SR-71A #958 delivered to Beale AFB, CA USAF Pilots:Doug Nelson/ Pennington (LSB)(LSW says 4 Apr 1966)

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Number of views (1334)

SR-71A Blackbird #17959 / #2010

Location: On display at the USAF Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, FL.
SR-71A Blackbird #17959 / #2010

SR-71A S/N 61-7959, also known as "Big Tall", came off the assembly line like any other SR-71 when it was rolled out on 16 Aug 1965. But it was chosen as.....

Article rating: 3.0
Number of views (1682)

SR-71A Blackbird #17960 / #2011

Location: On display at the Castle Air Museum near Atwater, CA.
SR-71A Blackbird #17960 / #2011

SR-71A 17960 made her final flight on February 27, 1990, into Castle Air Force Base, California. She roared over the runway at low level for one last high speed pass before touching down for the last time.

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Number of views (1134)

SR-71A Blackbird #17961 / #2012

Location: On display at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, KS.
SR-71A Blackbird #17961 / #2012
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Number of views (1437)
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