SR-71 Blackbird First Flight
Golden Anniversary Collection
Special Edition Two Book Set
with 24K Gold Plated Bookclip
& Commemorative Coin
The top secret Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was the fastest, highest flying jet in the world, crucial to winning the Cold War. For 25 years, this magnificent aircraft performed vital reconnaissance missions of the highest national importance. SR-71 pilot Brian Shul was the first man to write about what it was like to fly this exotic aircraft. Illustrated with the author’s own photography, his two books now reign worldwide as the most popular on the jet ever written, and are an enduring and passionate tribute to the most remarkable aircraft of the 20th Century.
This special SR-71 Blackbird First Flight Golden Anniversary Collection includes signed copies of the Gold Editions of these classics, Sled Driver
and The Untouchables
, along with an etched Blackbird bookclip exquisitely detailed and plated in fine 24K gold.
Included with this collection is the premier official coin celebrating the 50th Golden Anniversary of the first flight of the SR-71 Blackbird. This exclusive, polished gold finish commemorative coin features a three-dimensional planform of the jet, set in gold against a night sky enameled in the same USAF Federal Standard dark indigo blue paint shade that secretly cloaked the actual aircraft itself. On the reverse, the coin commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the first SR-71 flight in 1964, along with an enameled rendition of the official Mach 3+ shoulder patch earned by crewmembers. An impressive two inches in diameter and an eighth of an inch thick, each 50th Anniversary coin comes in a velvet presentation box.
Individually valued at $695, only 150 Golden Anniversary sets are available of this extremely limited collectible.
Have your book personalized for an additional $25.00 with a message and signature from author Brian Shul. For special message requests, use the easy Add Personalization Message / Comments About Your Order> box that will appear during the checkout process.
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