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Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird Tires were Silver and why were Changed after 10 Takeoffs
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird Tires were Silver and why were Changed after 10 Takeoffs
Did you know the solid quartz glass of the canopy of the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit was 1.25 inches thick and was hot to the touch from the inside?
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the solid quartz glass of the canopy of the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit was 1.25 inches thick and was hot to the touch from the inside?
SR-71 RSO tells the story behind this video of a Blackbird creating ’13 Fireballs’ during Air Fete Air Show 1986 at RAF Mildenhall
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 crew members tell the story of when a Blackbird did ’13 Fireballs’ during an air show and explain why Triethylborane was used to ignite JP-7 for engine start and to light the afterburner section
Did you know? To keep the A-12 project secret CIA stored in boxes Oxcart spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know? To keep the A-12 project secret CIA stored in boxes Oxcart spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
Here’s why the MiG-25 Foxbat was never as fast as the SR-71 (and why Soviets never developed their own Blackbird)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why Soviets never developed their own SR-71 and why the MiG-25 Foxbat was never as fast as the Blackbird
The story of Buddy Brown, the U-2 pilot that took part to O Club parties wearing fake bad teeth to joke about the ozone level effect on U-2 drivers
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the U-2 pilot that took part in O Club parties wearing fake bad teeth to joke about the ozone level effect on U-2 drivers
The urban legend of the brown bag with $30 million in cash delivered to Kelly Johnson to pay for the first six CIA U-2 spy planes
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The weird story of when Kelly Johnson received a bag with $30 million in cash to pay for the first six CIA U-2 spy planes
Here’s how two little Dents placed on the Nose of the SR-71 prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Two little Dents placed on the Nose of the Blackbird prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the SR-71. Here’s how.
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Blackbird Vs Oxcart: the story of project Nice Girl, the recon fly off between the SR-71 and the A-12 and why the Blackbird was chosen over the Oxcart
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Vs A-12: project Nice Girl, the recon fly off between the Blackbird and the Oxcart and why the SR-71 was chosen over the A-12
Here are the materials you should use instead of titanium to build a Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane today
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t
The story of the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl, the Most Secret Program ever developed by the famed Lockheed Skunk Works
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The Most Secret Program ever developed by famed Lockheed Skunk Works was not the SR-71 Blackbird, but the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl
These unique SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit photos show why no cockpit demands as much intense focus as a Habu’s
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
These unique SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit photos show why no cockpit demands as much intense focus as a Habu’s
The story behind this photo of an SR-71 afterburner blowing apart during an air show (according to Kelly Johnson this Blackbird was structurally unsound)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story behind this photo of an SR-71 afterburner blowing apart during an air show (according to Kelly Johnson this Blackbird was structurally unsound)
Did you know that titanium used to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane came from Soviet Union?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The epic story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that flew a North Pole Mission the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
SR-71 pilots explain why flying the Blackbird with just one engine in full afterburner was SR-71 aircrews’ most dangerous operation
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird pilots explain why flying the SR-71 with just one engine in full afterburner was Blackbird aircrews’ most dangerous operation
Sec. of Defense McNamara canceled the YF-12 Blackbird program to fund the F-106X Mach 5 Interceptor. Then he canceled the F-106X program too.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Sec. of Defense McNamara canceled the YF-12 Blackbird program to fund the F-106X Mach 5 Interceptor. Then he canceled the F-106X program too.
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and all the special problems that made SR-71 Blackbird air refueling challenging
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