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SR-71 Pilot explains why the Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff

SR-71 Pilot explains why the Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff

Col. Richard H. Graham a former Blackbird pilot, explains in his book why the SR-71 Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff Actually, most SR-71’s operational sorties started off with a refueling after takeoff. “Many people believe we refueled after takeoff because the aircraft leaked fuel so profusely that we needed …

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