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SR-71 Blackbird Set Four New Speed Records The Day Before Its Retirement

SR-71 Blackbird Set Four New Speed Records The Day Before Its Retirement

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird No reconnaissance aircraft in history has operated globally in more hostile airspace or with such complete impunity than the SR-71, the world’s fastest jet-propelled aircraft. The Blackbird’s performance and operational achievements placed it at the pinnacle of aviation technology developments during the Cold War. When the Blackbird …

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World’s Fastest Cold War SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane Was Almost Brought Back For War On Terror

World's Fastest Cold War SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane Was Almost Brought Back For War On Terror

SR-71B – Mach 3 Trainer in Flight at Sunset – Courtesy Photo NASA The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the …

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Why The Faster Soviet SA-2 Surface-to-air Missile Was Never Able To Shootdown SR-71 Blackbird

Why The Faster Soviet SA-2 Surface-to-air Missile Was Never Able To Shootdown SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. American aerospace engineer Clarence “Kelly” …

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Watch: Kelly Johnson Talks About His Greatest Creation “The World’s Fastest Aircraft”

Watch: Kelly Johnson Talks About His Greatest Creation "The World’s Fastest Aircraft"

Clarence Leonard “Kelly” Johnson was an American aeronautical and systems engineer.  He played a leading role in the design of over forty aircraft, including several honored with the prestigious Collier Trophy, acquiring a reputation as one of the most talented and prolific aircraft design engineers in the history of aviation. …

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How Worlds Fastest Plane SR-71 Blackbird HABU Logo Was Conceived

How Worlds Fastest Plane SR-71 Blackbird HABU Logo Was Conceived

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. American aerospace engineer Clarence “Kelly” …

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