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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.
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.)
 
Location. 32° 8.294′ N, 110° 52.063′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presidential Aircraft (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tucsonans Killed in Action (approx. 4.6 miles away); These Immortal Chaplains (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Korean War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Epes Randolph (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Municipal Airport in the United States (approx. 6.1 miles away); El Conquistador Water Tower (approx. 6.4 miles away); Old Main (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam
 
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird image. Click for full size.
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.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 2006
3. Helicopter Crane at entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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