Aviation Photo #0652814 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird - USA - Air Force

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    Stuart Freer - Touchdown-aviation
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
    Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
    Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
    Lockheed
    2024
    61-7973
    Mildenhall
    England
    United Kingdom
    May 23, 1987
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Photo Added: September 03, 2004

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Great pic!!!!!!!! : - )
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply magnificent.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I use to "watch" this plane take off when i was a kid in Okinawa...friggin amazing!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I just think the Aircraft is wonderful with the Afterburner
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the most wonderful machines man ever made.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo gets five stars because it's to find photo's of this plane in flight
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is an EXTREMELY rare shot! great work!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, you don't see many photos of the blackbird in the air - let alone as stunning and high quality as this. It's a real treat!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Never seen a blackbird in the air before, great shot!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
I have seen the SR-71 in flight and I can say in the sky it always looks much larger than I expect it would, even though I was already familiar with its dimensions. When it banks hard over and you can see the upper planform cutting through a blue sky with small, puffy white clouds, it looks absolutely & positively other-worldly, just totally alien.

This photo is the VERY BEST I've seen of one (and I have seen & taken many photos of them). The absence of national markings, numbers, etc, only adds to the mystique. 10 stars to the photographer, to Ben Rich & most of all - to Mr. Kelly Johnson. Thank you for sharing this Mr. Freer. An exceptionally good shot of an exceptional machine.

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