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SR-71 Blackbird

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SR-71 'Blackbird'
Type High-Altitude Recon Aircraft
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. USA
Status Retired - 1998
Cost Unknown - Probably a lot!


  • Dimensions
    • Length - 32.74 m
    • Wingspan - 16.94 m
    • Height - 5.64 m
  • Armament - None
  • Other Information
    • Crew - 2
    • Initial Year of Service - 1966
    • Production total - 30
    • Maximum Speed - 2,275mph
    • Maximum Range - 2,900 miles
    • Service Ceiling - 85,000ft
  • Out of 30 planes made, 17 were lost in accidents, although none were lost to enemy action.
  • NASA still operates two SR-71's as training aircraft to prepare astronauts for shuttle flights.

Category - Aviation