SR-71 Blackbird

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The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of the KC-135Q Stratotanker that flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
In 1971 an SR-71 crew flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop, in full continuous AB to see how many times the Blackbird could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the Blackbird crew that flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop to see how many times the SR-71 could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why producing thousand gallons of JP-7 fuel used in the SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ Spy Plane caused a nationwide shortage of Flit insecticide
“We could have gone faster.” SR-71 Blackbird crew members recall the Unstart that prevented them to go Faster than Mach 3.2 during the Absolute Speed Record run
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
“We could have gone faster.” SR-71 Blackbird crew members recall the Inlet Unstart that prevented them to go Faster than Mach 3.2 during the Absolute Speed Record run
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of the "Secret" Party He and other Habu Crews had with Victor Pugachev and other Soviet Su-27 Pilots at Paris Air Show 1989
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time SR-71 Blackbird crews had a “Secret” Party with Victor Pugachev and other Soviet Su-27 Pilots
Did you know the SR-71 cockpit glass was made of 1.25-inch thick solid quartz? 9 amazing facts about the legendary Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 cockpit glass was made of 1.25-inch thick solid quartz? 9 amazing facts about the legendary Blackbird
Once an F-101 pilot tried to race against an SR-71. He gave up when the Blackbird’s RSO asked him how fast his Voodoo could climb above 80,000 feet.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Once an F-101 pilot tried to race against an SR-71. He gave up when the Blackbird’s RSO asked him how fast his Voodoo could climb above 80,000 feet.
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 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO were able to save their Blackbird after it had an engine explosion above 60,000 feet and Mach 2.5
The list of the fastest and the highest known flights ever recorded by the Lockheed Blackbird family
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO flew a 11.13 hours mission involving 6 refuelings and more than five hours above Mach 3.0 during the Yom Kippur War
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that ‘gave the birdie’ to a French Air Force Mirage III pilot, lit the afterburners and outran him
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his RSO Flipped Off a French Air Force Mirage III Pilot (Then They lit their Blackbird’s Afterburners and Outran him)
These photos show the family resemblance between Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Top Gun: Maverick Darkstar
Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
These photos show the family resemblance between Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Top Gun: Maverick Darkstar
SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
Even if it was faster than the Blackbird, the SA-2 SAM was never able to hit the SR-71. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird RSO tells the story of the first time a SAM was fired at an SR-71 Mach 3+ Spy Plane
Former Blackbird pilot tells the story of one of only two successful SR-71 Barrier Engagements
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when He and his RSO were almost forced to ditch their Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane after an Engine Fire
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he accelerated his Habu at Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy," simulated kill against its Blackbird during a training sortie
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Did you know that the SR-71 Blackbird was so fast that the F-15 Eagle radar couldn’t see it?
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
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 / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of when two Blackbird spy planes Generated Tri-Sonic Booms over Hanoi to signal a POW escape
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