Lockheed M-21 (a variant of the SR-71) carrying the D-21 unmanned reconnaissance drone for unmanned surveillance of the Soviet Union in the late '60s

Lockheed M-21 (a variant of the SR-71) carrying the D-21 unmanned reconnaissance drone for unmanned surveillance of the Soviet Union in the late '60s

The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. Lockheed Martin published its history in this collection of high resolution scans of old photos.

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. Lockheed Martin published its history in this collection of high resolution scans of old photos.

SR-71 Blackbird, Kadena AFB, Okinawa ~ deployed here with VP-19 for 6 months (1977)

SR-71 Blackbird, Kadena AFB, Okinawa ~ deployed here with VP-19 for 6 months (1977)

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