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    From the plane that set the World Absolute Speed Record.

    SR-71 Blackbird: Airspeed and Mach Number Gauge from the 1976 Record-Setting Flight, Signed and Certified by Major General Eldon W. Joersz. A Kollsman-manufactured gauge: "Instrument, Airspeed, Mach No. and Max Allowable Speed," overall size of 3.25" x 3.25" x 8.25". The part number from the Kollsman metal plate on the back is "A39972100001" and the serial number is "145". There is a sticker on the top from "A. Biederman Inc" of Glendale listing a work order number of "G-1300" and a date of "8-1-88" with "Repaired" checked off. It is signed directly on the top surface in silver ink: "Eldon W. Joersz/ MGen, USAF (Ret)/ World Absolute Speed Record/ 2193 MPH/ 28 July 1976". On that date, Joersz and George T. Morgan flew a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird at the noted speed near Beale Air Force Base in California. Amazingly, the record still stands to this day. This is the airspeed measuring device that was eventually removed from that record-setting Blackbird. Excellent condition.

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    May, 2012
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