Aviation Photo #0734722: Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird - USA - Air Force


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  • George W. Hamlin
    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
    2023
    61-7972
    Washington - Dulles International
    Virginia
    USA
    March 6, 1990
  • 155

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#0734722
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Accepted
December 17, 2004
Caption
Flyby at Dulles after setting transcontinental speed record on delivery flight to Air & Space Museum
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1024px
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Comments (6)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Great capture of a historical moment... was the sr-71 america's first stealth fighter? we may never know...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great plane, whish I had seen it!
By the way, SR71 is a spyplane (and successor of U2), not a fighter...
Anonymous
6 years ago
It wasn't a stealth fighter, it was a reconnaissance aircraft and was used for spying.
Anonymous
6 years ago
It was the worlds fastest spy plane.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Still holds the record for the fastest plane to date if I'm not mistaken.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Long story short, originally it was supposed to be called the RS-71 for Recon/Strike. Someone mixed the letters up. Lockheed decided to stay with the mix up, in hopes of striking fear into the hearts of the Soviets. By the way, good capture.