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SR-71 Blackbird History SR-71A Specifications SR-71 Cockpit Pratt & Whitney J58 Engine Detail SR-71 Operators List SR-71A Blackbird Fleet Data SR-71 Blackbird Photos SR-71A Performance Records

SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane


"I think it will be a long long time before we have an aircraft with higher performance than the SR-71." - Kelly Johnson



SR71Blackbird.org details the development and inner workings of the most recognizeable spyplane ever created. The SR-71, created by Lockheed engineer Kelly Johnson, was a Cold War-era stalward, flying higher and faster than Soviet air defenses could reach, making it a critical component of United States Air Force and CIA operations for decades before a reliance on advanced satellite technologies forced her into retirement.

JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird in flight, color
Blackbird History
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird from 3/4 quarter view front
SR-71A Specifications
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird cockpit; head-on view
SR-71 Cockpit
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird's J58 turbojet engine
Pratt & Whitney J58 Engine
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird; 3/4 quarter view
SR-71 Operators List
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird; straight-on nose view
Blackbird Fleet Data
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird; straight-on nose view with engine exposed
Blackbird Gallery
JPG photograph of the SR71 Blackbird; outdoors, 3/4 quarter view
Performance Records
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