SR-71 Top Speed

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SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird

SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird

The MiG-25 Foxbat In the late 1960s, the USSR revealed the existence of the aircraft that appeared to be the… Read More

3 weeks ago

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 Blackbird flying faster than Mach 3.4 The SR-71, unofficially known as the "Blackbird," is a long-range, advanced, strategic reconnaissance… Read More

3 months ago

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

The SR-71 Blackbird The SR-71, the most advanced member of the Blackbird family that included the A-12 and YF-12, was… Read More

3 months ago

SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO did a Blackbird super low pass at a speed of 152 knots

The SR-71 Blackbird The SR-71, the most advanced member of the Blackbird family that included the A-12 and YF-12, was… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.52 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record

The Catholic priest who got an SR-71 Blackbird ride The actual unofficial top speed of the SR-71 Blackbird is Mach… Read More

5 months ago

Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check

“Sled Driver” Brian Shul As every aviation geek knows, legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul passed away in the night of… Read More

6 months ago

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

The SR-71 Blackbird During its 24 years of service, the SR-71 Blackbird gathered intelligence in some of the world’s most… Read More

6 months ago

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

The SR-71 Blackbird was the first aircraft to use its own fuel for hydraulic fluid. It was called the fuel… Read More

8 months ago

SR-71 Pilot explains why even though the Blackbird could attain Mach 3.5, at that speed serious damage to the aircraft might occur

‘The SR-71 could attain Mach 3.5, but the aircraft would be in an untested and prohibited area outside of its… Read More

9 months ago