Century Wings CW001647 | SR-71A Blackbird, USAF 9th SRW 61-7976 1990Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

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SR-71A Blackbird, USAF 9th SRW    61-7976

1990 Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio


Scale 1:72 / Diecast model 



The Aircraft:

SR-71 61-7976 flew first in May, 1967 and was the first aircraft to be flown on an operational mission, which took place over Vietnam on March 21st, 1968. Almost of the end of its career, the aircraft had a "Bengal Tiger" artwork applied to the vertical stabilizers in chalk. The final flight for 61-6976 took place on March 27th, 1990 when it arrived at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. With a total flight time of 2985.7 hours, the aircraft was finally retired and presented to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, where it is currently on display.