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Sr-71 Poster featuring the painting Sr-71 Blackbird by Stu Shepherd







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8.00" x 6.00"


10.00" x 8.00"





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Sr-71 Blackbird Poster


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Sr-71 Blackbird poster by Stu Shepherd.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Congratulations on your recent sale!!!

Very cool piece, vibrant

Congratulations on your sale!!!

Congratulations on your sale!

Congrats on your sale...........Odon.

Wow, what a great illustrator you are! I was a technical illustrator for Lockheed for 13 years, and worked with the best. You are in that category.

Super rendering of the Blackbirdů..still my favorite, and most impressive aircraft.

Excellent painting, the details are perfect

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We use acid-free paper with archival inks to guarantee that your posters last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.   All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Artist's Description

The Blackbird was the ultimate product of the brilliant mind of aeronautical engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his "Skunk Works" - the super-secret cadre of innovators at Lockheed. First flown in 1964 and operationally retired in 1998, the Blackbird is still recognized as the fastest and highest flying operational aircraft to ever have flown. Easily surpassing Mach 3 (though the real top speed is still classified), an SR-71 flew from New York to London in 1 hour and 54 minutes in 1974. It was known to leak fuel at prodigious rates on the grount as its skin was designed to have gaps, but the expansion of the metal at speed (and thus high heat) sealed the plane up tight. Skin temperatures are thought to have reached red hot temperatures at certain points at high speed. The innovations within the Blackbird design were legion, including the first effective stealth techonology. on top of its extreme speed and endurance. The SR-71 was designed for one role - photo reconsassance. At 8...

About Stu Shepherd

Stu Shepherd

Stu Shepherd has been an aviation illustrator for nearly twenty years. His work is mostly known by box cover art on aircraft model kits made by Revell and Monogram models, for whom he has done over 150 images. Stu has also worked in the Computer Game and Internet Community industries. While the main body of his work revolves around aviation subjects, he is also creates art in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Genres, with his strength in spaceship design and environments. He lives in Modesto, California.

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