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SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird spy planes could go faster than Mach 3.4 During BDA flights of Libya in support of Operation El Dorado Canyon
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Blackbird pilot recalls when his SR-71 Flew so Fast that he and his RSO Landed at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Took Off from Kadena AB
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO did a Blackbird super low pass at a speed of 152 knots
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO did a Blackbird super low pass at a speed of 152 knots
‘When the Valkyrie flies at Mach 3 it loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird, but the XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and XB-70.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
‘When the Valkyrie flies at Mach 3 it loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird, but the XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and XB-70.
The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.33 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.52 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record
Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check
SR-71 pilot recalls when he accelerated his Blackbird to Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy,” simulated kill against its Habu during a training sortie
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls when he accelerated his Blackbird to Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy,” simulated kill against its Habu during a training sortie
JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Not only JP-7: the SR-71 could use JP-4 and JP-5 as emergency fuels but they both limited the Blackbird top speed to Mach 1.5
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 / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 Pilot explains why even though the Blackbird could attain Mach 3.5, at that speed serious damage to the aircraft might occur
US Navy F-4 pilot recalls when his Phantom II radar screen went black because of the high speed of an SR-71 Blackbird he and his RIO tried to intercept while it was exiting Chinese airspace
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
US Navy F-4 pilot recalls when his Phantom II radar screen went black because of the high speed of an SR-71 Blackbird he and his RIO tried to intercept while it was exiting Chinese airspace
After an A-12 flight specks of insects hoisted from the atomic test explosions in Russia and China were found on the Oxcart windshield
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Former USAF Master Sergeant reveals the Fastest Speed ever Recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird
The slowest speed ever recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Here’s What’s Probably the Slowest Speed Ever Recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when he revealed Blackbird’s True Top Speed
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
‘The SR-71 limiting speed as configured would be about Mach 3.55 so long as you don’t exceed 427C.’ Former Blackbird pilot gives some interesting details about SR-71 top speed.
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls that time his Blackbird flew so fast that he and his RSO Landed at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Took Off from Kadena AB
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