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"The Bastard" SR-71C. The only C variant in existence and the final Blackbird to be manufactured by Lockheed. "This aircraft never lived up to the usability of the SR-71B as it had irregular maintenance procedures and its aftermarket construction caused the aircraft to fly in a constant yaw, which gave it its nickname "The Bastard." Consequently, the SR-71C was used on a limited basis from 1969-1976." So amazing to see this relic of aviation resting in my home state. [1600px]

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"The Bastard" SR-71C. The only C variant in existence and the final Blackbird to be manufactured by Lockheed. "This aircraft never lived up to the usability of the SR-71B as it had irregular maintenance procedures and its aftermarket construction caused the aircraft to fly in a constant yaw, which gave it its nickname "The Bastard." Consequently, the SR-71C was used on a limited basis from 1969-1976." So amazing to see this relic of aviation resting in my home state. [1600px]

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