The SR-71 Blackbird

The Blackbird Aircraft

This list contains every Blackbird ever constructed. Each listing has information and photos along with its current location and map. Search for a specific tail number or click on a location to find where Blackbirds are located.

A-12 Blackbird #06924 / #121

Location: On display at the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, CA.
A-12 Blackbird #06924 / #121

The first A-12, known as Article 121, was built and ground tested in Burbank during January and February 1962. Because the aircraft was too secret to fly to the test site and too large to carry on a cargo plane, it had to be trucked. 

Article rating: 4.4
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A-12 Blackbird #06927 / #124B

Location: On display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA.
A-12 Blackbird #06927 / #124B

The only A-12 trainer (927) was a two seater version intended for pilot training. The A-12B trainer was known as The Titanium Goose.

Article rating: 3.4
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YF-12A Blackbird #06934 / #1001

Location: Lost on August 14, 1966 at Edwards AFB, CA. (Some say July 14, 1966)
YF-12A Blackbird #06934 / #1001

60-6934 (YF-12A) This aircraft, the first YF-12A built, was seriously damaged as a result of internal systems overheating on 14 August 1966 during a landing accident at Edwards AFB. 

Article rating: 2.8
Number of views (2520)

YF-12A Blackbird #06936 / #1003

Location:Lost on June 24, 1971 at Edwards AFB, CA.
YF-12A Blackbird #06936 / #1003

While in the traffic pattern at Edwards AFB, a fire broke out due to fuel line rupture.

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Number of views (2650)
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