SR-71A Blackbird Diecast Model, USAF 9th SRW, Night Hawk, 1990 (1:72) (1:72) by Century Wings Diecast Fighters
Item Number: CW-001623
Aircraft #61-7979 first flew on August 10th, 1967. Over the next 23 years it flew missions with the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing from Beale AFB in California and Kadena AFB in Japan. In 1973 it flew six of the nine non-stop operational missions from the US to the Middle East to monitor the Yom Kippur war. Nearing the end of its career, the aircraft was briefly decorated with stunning "Night Hawk" artwork applied to the vertical stabilizers in chalk. #979 eventually logged 3321.7 flight hours, the fourth highest of the 32 SR-71s built. It was retired from service in 1990 and flown to the USAF Airman Heritage Museum at Lackland AFB, Texas where it is currently on display.
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