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SR-71A Specifications


SR-71 Blackbird

USAF Museum, Dayton, OH Image
3/4ths view of the SR-71 at rest
Designation: SR-71A
Crew: 2 (Pilot and Radar Officer)
DIMENSIONS
Wingspan: 55.6 feet
Length: 107.4 feet
Height: 18.5 feet
WEIGHTS
Empty: 67,500 lb
Gross: 152,000 lb
MTOW: 172,000 lb
POWER:
2 x Pratt & Whitney J58 afterburning turbojet engines developing 25,000lb of thrust each unit.
JT11D-20J output: 32,500lb thrust
JT11D-20K output: 34,000lb thrust
PERFORMANCE
Max. Speed: 2,200 miles-per-hour (Mach 3.32)
Range (Ferry): 2,824 nautical miles (3,250 miles)
Service Ceiling: 85,000 feet
Rate-of-Climb: 11,820 feet-per-minute
PRODUCTION
32 Units (View Fleet Breakdown)
VARIANTS
SR-71A - Definitive production / operational variant.
SR-71B - Trainer variant.
SR-71C "The Bastard" - SR-71 testbed forward fuselage mated with rear fuselage of surviving YF-12A interceptor.
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