Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Left side view from above of Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird undergoing aerial refueling from Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (s/n 58-0074); both in flight over broken cloud layer; circa 1980s.

Collection Item Long Description:


Aeronautics--military,Cold War (1945-1989), Aeronautics, Airplanes, Aircraft

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1980s

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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