SR-71 Blackbird

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Wingspan: 6.75 inches | Length: 12 inches

The SR-71 was designed by a team of Lockheed personnel known as the "Skunk Works." In the late 1950s, the SR-71's basic design originated in secrecy, with the aircraft's designation as A-11. Its existence was publicly announced on February 29, 1964, by President Lyndon Johnson, the time when he announced that an A-11 had flown at sustained speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour during tests at Edwards AFB, California. Its A-11 design development as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft began in February 1963. The first SR-71A arrives at Kadena AB to replace. The SR-71A's maiden flight (in "Big Tail" configuration) was on December 3, 1975.


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