I stopped by SR-71A #17959 on 2/17/2014 at Air Force Armament Museum during a trip to Panama City. This Habu was retrofitted with a nine foot tail extension (shown in the bottom photograph) which housed an optical bar camera. The OBC was meant to enhance the bird’s ability to detect missile attack, but actually didn’t help much. Luckily, there was no major performance loss due to the addition.
The museum was closed due to President’s Day, but luckily the SR was outside. It was actually a blessing in disguise because I got to photograph the bird without any general public clogging the shot. The two top shots were captured with my iPhone 5s, the rest with the Canon s110.
A political cartoon depicting Thomas Edison, circa 1880s, with the caption reading “The old lights still illuminate the world and the Wizard of Menlo Park is seen in his true colors.”.
Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku
Olympus Mju Zoom Deluxe