Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Black Paint Exterior Titanium Relic Display
Special very limited edition (one of twelve) signed and numbered titanium skin fragment relic display from SR-71 'Super Skater' (serial number 17970) with ORIGINAL EXTERIOR BLACK PAINT. This aircraft was lost on 17 June 1970 following a post-re-fueling collision with the KC-135Q (59-1474) tanker. Lt. Col. Buddy L. Brown and his RSO Maj. Mortimer J. Jarvis both ejected and survived the crash. The KC-135 made it back to Beale AFB, California with a damaged refueling boom and aft fuselage.
This wall hanging display is framed under glass and is 13x19 inches in size and the titanium fragment is 3x2.5 inches. Each piece has 95% black paint intact and rivets and/or rivet holes. No question where these parts are from!
These pieces were recovered from the crash site in June 2013 by Zane Harwell (Contact: email@example.com), from whom these parts were directly obtained. The vast majority of the aircraft was removed from the site by the government in 1970, but these few pieces of wreckage remained - likely the only SR-71 airframe parts in civilian hands, and likely all that there will ever be!
BELOW: Origins of these parts on the SR-71:
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