Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Photos

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Photos

I recently took a trip to Washington D.C. and here are some photos I captured of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Jet. This amazing aircraft is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center on the grounds of Dulles Airport. The aircraft museum is home to many interesting aircraft including the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Concord Jet, and this SR-71 Blackbird.

The photos of the SR-71 Blackbird on this page are free to use under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. Feel free to use the photos to illustrate your blog posts. For commercial use of these images contact me for more information.

Also check out my other photos of Washington D.C.

More Information about the SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed and manufactured by the American aerospace company Lockheed Corporation. It was operated by both the United States Air Force (USAF) and NASA.[1]

The SR-71 was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft during the 1960s by Lockheed’s Skunk Works division. American aerospace engineer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson was responsible for many of the aircraft’s innovative concepts. The shape of the SR-71 was based on that of the A-12, which was one of the first aircraft to be designed with a reduced radar cross-section. – Wikipedia

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