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Lockheed SR-71™ Blackbird-17967 Second Edition

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Please Note:  Limited to one each per customer - orders for more than one are subject to cancellation. No discounts may be applied to the SR-71 PlaneTags.

The PlaneTags you receive will arbitrarily be chosen from the variations as shown in the photos.

SR-71 Blackbird

In 2019 MotoArt released a limited edition run of just 2,250 SR-71 Blackbird PlaneTags, made from the original stabilizer of 61-7967. They quickly became the most coveted PlaneTags ever, with fans of the Blackbird clamoring for more. To the delight of the aviation community, the MotoArt team has been able to create a second edition of 425 PlaneTags, made from the very last of the stabilizer material. Back in 2022 for one last flyby - Second Edition SR-71 Blackbird PlaneTags by MotoArt.

In 1959, the CIA awarded Lockheed the OXCART contract, an ambitious project to create a new high speed, high altitude reconnaissance aircraft that could avoid interceptors and missiles. Lockheed’s advanced development group Skunk Works, led by aerospace engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, was no stranger to difficult tasks, having launched several innovative aircraft, including the U2. The work on the ultra-secret OXCART led to new technologies in titanium fabrication, jet engines, navigation and flight control, radar stealth, electronic countermeasures and many more innovations, some which are used today. It led to the A-12, the U.S.’s first stealth plane, and the SR-71, which was used by the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998 and remains to this day the fastest manned, air-breathing aircraft ever. 

OUR PLANE'S STORY

The SR-71, named Blackbird because of its special paint, was a critical part of intelligence gathering for years, helping the United States to craft its foreign policy at a crucial time in history. 32 were eventually built, with 12 lost in accidents but none ever lost to enemy action. 61-7967 (17967) was one of 32 Blackbirds built. 17967 took its first flight August 3, 1966 and was active until 1998, accumulating 2,765.5 hours of flight over its lifetime. On December 11, 2003 it was escorted to its final location at the Eighth Air Force Museum in Barksdale, Louisiana. MotoArt owner Dave Hall and his team researched the origins of the SR-71 stabilizer that Hall acquired and confirmed its authenticity, learning that it had been damaged and replaced, somehow ending up in Torrance, California.


The Second Edition SR-71 Blackbird PlaneTags are not just an extension of the original SR-71 PlaneTags release. This new edition has used the very last of the stabilizer material and includes some of the most beautiful views of the intricate structure within. Don’t miss the very last of this incredible Blackbird because the chances of catching another are slim to impossible. Get your Second Edition SR-71 Blackbird PlaneTags today. 


Lockheed SR-71™ Blackbird-17967 2 nd Edition

           

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer: LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • BuNo: 61-7967
  • Crew: 2 (Pilot & 1 reconnaissance assistance officer)
  • Wing Span: 55 ft 7 in
  • Length: 107 ft 5 in
  • Height: 18 ft 6 in

Performance:

  • Range:2,900 Nm (Combat Range)
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 3.2+ @ 80,000 ft
  • Ceiling: 85,000 ft
  • Empty weight:67,500 lb
  • Max Takeoff:172,000 lb
  • Rate of Climb: 11,810 ft / min
  • Engine: 2x Pratt and Whitney J58-1 Afterburning turbojets

Handmade Aviation Collectible

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will have a limited option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.


 

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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