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How a T-38 chase aircraft helped an SR-71 Blackbird whose nose section came off during flight

A chase plane is an aircraft that “chases” a “subject” aircraft, spacecraft or rocket, for the purposes of making real-time observations and taking air-to-air photographs and video of the “subject aircraft”, during flight. When SR-71 Blackbird was in service Northrop T-38 Talon was its chase plane or T-38 to fly …

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