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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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    AE
    02/26/2024
    Anthony E.
    United States United States

    Jaw Dropping Tag!!!

    The most expensive tag I purchased from MotoArt, but also one of the greatest tags in my collection. I purchased the Multi-Faceted and it is unreal! From the rivets, to the sandwich thickness, it is definitely a looker! Thanks to the great folks at MotoArt for rereleasing this legendary aircraft for the Tagnatics!!!

    GW
    02/26/2024
    Greg W.
    United States United States

    SR71 Thin Second Edition

    The second edition tag is a great companion to my first edition tag. It is very thin compared to the first edition tag. Love this aircraft. Love the tags.

    JP
    02/26/2024
    Joshua P.
    United States United States

    Just Beautiful

    These tags are absolutely beautiful. The screws on these tags are so unique and make for amazing tags! I remember seeing this bird fly at Oshkosh and it's such an incredible opportunity to be able to own such a unique piece of history!

    LP
    02/18/2024
    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Stunning!!!

    This is the best tag I have ever laid eyes on. So amazing. Thank you planetags for the opportunity to buy one of these very rare tags!

    N
    02/08/2024
    Nick
    Australia Australia

    Very, VERY fortunate ...... (Series1)

    I feel so very, VERY fortunate to have been able to secure one of the first series of SR71 tags. It has pride of place on my travel backpack, and it was even better when I could walk around the NASM Udvar-Hazy SR71 in late 2022. Awesome.

    NC
    02/07/2024
    Nicholas C.
    United States United States

    Stunning

    My grandfather was a huge SR-71 fan. I believe it was his favorite military aircraft. He had all kinds of models, and I remember the kid we went out to the desert, and saw whole row of them parked. So to be able to own one of these amazing tags and having it as a tribute to my grandfather.

    ND
    02/07/2024
    Neil D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Holy Grail...... Can't Believe I Got One

    I have an immaculate tag, very lucky as it went missing in the post for a while. What an honour to own this bad boy

    ND
    02/07/2024
    Neil D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Holy Grail...... Can't Believe I Got One

    I have an immaculate tag, very lucky as it went missing in the post for a while. What an honour to own this bad boy.

    MS
    02/06/2024
    Michael S.
    Australia Australia

    SR 71 WONDERFUL

    SR 71 WONDERFUL Of all the tags I have, this is the most precious, my treasure

    ND
    02/06/2024
    N D.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    The holy grail.

    I purchased the medium tag, it's immaculate. God smacked when it arrived. There was a big panic with the shipping, it wasn't tracking and had stalled in mid America and had moved for weeks, I was gutted as the only rectification would have been money back /insurance claim.

    N
    12/08/2023
    NJ
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    First Tag

    My first tag was a 757 shipped during the peak of covid. I received my item within 3 weeks; which was all via airmail and trackable even down to the plane that was carrying it which was part of the fun and experience of owning a plane tag. I have a 1metre by 1 metre old Alitalia A321 fuselage cutout in my room;; which one would think has filled the aircraft shaped void in my heart! I would like to use this aircraft tag to convey how disgusted I am at people who buy the tags for the SR and sell them on for a price as high or as low as somebody else would buy them for. I'm not bittter, there's lots of mangled scraps of SRs going around but it's just ****** how greedy people can be.

    A PlaneTags Customer
    MG
    03/08/2023
    Mike G.
    United States United States

    No Words...

    No words to describe the "screws" SR-71 tag when it arrived...holy grail! Thanks for another excellent tag and ordering/customer service experience!

    LD
    03/01/2023
    Lony D.
    Germany Germany

    SR-71 Blackbird 2nd Edition

    This amazing Tag is a true testimony to American engineering ingenuity! I was very fortunate to acquire one. Though very exorbitant, one must realize that these aircraft are not sitting around just waiting for dismantlement. My number one Tag!

    CT
    03/01/2023
    Char T.
    United States United States

    Feedback

    I paid for the SR-71 plane tag but I never received the tag. I could not get anyone to address my concern and eventually had to have my bank cancel the transaction. Unacceptable

    SB
    11/27/2022
    Stanislav B.

    Looks awesome!

    I received my SR-71 with screws today and just wow.

    A
    11/26/2022
    Alberto

    SR-71 with screw

    I was truly overwhelmed when I first saw the SR-71 Tag I had purchased. Black as sin and as perfect as can be expected. It is really amazing that a "child of the 60's" would still hold the record as the world's fastest plane. Yes, the price for this Tag was also overwhelming, but considering the fact that only a few were built and that this is not a piece of a run-of-the-mill aircraft, I do believe the price is justified for such a rare aircraft. Truly this is a tribute to an iconic and legendary aircraft!

    VC
    11/17/2022
    Val C.
    United States United States

    Love it!

    I got one of the first runs, and I feel honored to own a tiny piece of unrepeatable history.

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