This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
Combined with Optimus Prime (T20090040006) as part of the "Power Up Optimus Prime" mode used in the Transformers: ROTF display case at UHC and displayed in that configuration.
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National Air and Space Museum
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- "Power Up Optimus Prime"
- Jetfire first appears in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in vehicle mode as the SR-71 Blackbird. He had been hidden there, dormant and semi-retired, for many years until Wheelie reveals his location to Sam Witwicky and the others. They then use the "sliver" from the Allspark to reawaken him. Once the ancient robot overcomes confusion and disorientation, he explains to the group that although he bears the Decepticon insignia, he defected to the Autobot side many years ago.
- The former Decepticon describes how the Cybertronian symbols imprinted in Sam's head are part of his original mission. He then uses a Space Bridge (by opening a local dimensional rift) to teleport them to Egypt and tells them the story of the Dynasty of the Primes and The Fallen (describing how The Fallen covets the hidden Matrix of Leadership in order to activate a powerful object that will harvest the Earth's sun and convert it into energon). Jetfire's knowledge gives Sam the idea that the Matrix might be able to revive Optimus Prime and with this information, Jetfire urges them to make haste in finding the Matrix.
- Jetfire appears again during the final battle at the Pyramids of Giza, where he slices Mixmaster in half before being gravely wounded by a surprise attack from Scorponok. Witnessing Optimus Prime's resurrection, the aged warrior brings an end to his long life by tearing out his spark core and selflessly sacrificing himself to allow Optimus to use his parts to power-up and defeat The Fallen.