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Shunk Works Engineer Answers How Fast Was The SR-71 Blackbird

Shunk Works Engineer Answers How Fast Was The SR-71 Blackbird

How fast was the SR-71? Let’s answer the question with someone who actually knows. Tim Yarrow an aviation Research and Analysis expert was an Electrical Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s secretive “Skunk Works” team from 1974-1994….here’s his answer: Faster than widely published. Blackbird’s cruise speed was officially Mach 3.2…but there’s MORE. Blackbird …

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Doomed SR-71 Blackbird Buried At Sea With Full Military Honors

Doomed SR-71 Blackbird Buried At Sea With Full Military Honors

On Apr. 21, 1989, SR-71 Blackbird #61-17974, better known as Ichi-Ban departed Kadena Air Base (AB) on a mission. At the controls were Pilot Lt. Col Dan House, and RSO Blair Bozek. As #974 accelerated through three times the speed of sound, the left compressor bearing froze, causing the immediate …

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