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Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Reconnaissance operational 1966-1990

 
 
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 13, 2006
1. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Marker
Inscription.  The SR-71 could cruise at speeds in excess of Mach 3, three times the speed of sound-at altitudes of 80,000 feet. On March 6, 1990 an SR-71 flew coast to coast in 68 minutes 17 seconds.
length-107 ft. 5 in.
wingspan--55 ft. 7 in.
two Pratt & Whitney J-58
turbojet engines.
On loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum. (Marker Number 228.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 32° 8.294′ N, 110° 52.063′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Memorial can be reached from East Valencia Road. Marker is located at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martin 404 (a few steps from this marker); Vickers Model 744 (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrop YC-125A (within shouting distance of this marker); Budd RB-1 (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Beechcraft UC-45J (within shouting distance of this marker); Sud Aviation Caravelle (within shouting distance of this marker); Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 MLD (within shouting distance of this marker); Sikorsky JRS-1 (S-43) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 13, 2006
2. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
This is Tail Number 64-17951, the second SR-71 "Blackbird" to be built and flown. Its first flight was on March 5,1965; its last on November 7, 1979.
Helicopter Crane at entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 13, 2006
3. Helicopter Crane at entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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