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SR-71 Blackbird

Schiffer Publishing

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Military Conflict:
Cold War
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  • Dimensions: 9" wide x 9" tall
  • 144 Pages
  • Over 285 images & illustrations
Lockheed's Ultimate Spy Plane

Doyle. As of 2023, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest manned jet aircraft ever produced. It set the record in 1976 and has been retired since the late 1990s. With its unrivaled speed and stunning appearance, the Blackbird has maintained an almost supernatural mystique to this day. The type entered service in the 1960s as a high-altitude (and obviously extremely high speed) military reconnaissance aircraft. Just 32 were built, nearly half of which were written off in accidents. Nearly 300 images are packed into this latest entry in the Legends of Warfare series. This is a great gift for your favorite modeler, pilot, or aspiring pilot.