Derekf From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 914 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
I've recently uploaded some SR-71 pics and I think the info might be wrong. I've put the serial as 64-17979. I got this from various sources including World Air Power Journal.
A recent source says the serial should be 61-7979. Anybody any idea what might be right for the production SR-71 aircraft?
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1078 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2448 times:
Its a pretty well known fact that during its life the USAF continuously changed and altered serials to keep the total number of aircraft a secret.
Makes keeping track of individual aircraft pretty difficult but given the times i don't blame them.
You are going to find lots of inconsistencies with BBird tail numbers i am afraid.