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The story of the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms that shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms that shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses
The DON'T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
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With an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
With an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works
The story of how the US secretly tested the A-12 Mach 3 Spy Plane Radar Cross Section during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of how the US secretly tested the A-12 Mach 3 Spy Plane RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird had a Smart Valve that allowed to use JP-7 fuel as internal coolant?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The SR-71 Blackbird had a Smart Valve that allowed to use JP-7 fuel as internal coolant. Here’s how it worked.
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 / SR-71 Blackbird
CIA engineer recalls when specks of insects hoisted from atomic tests in Russia and China were found on an A-12 windshield after an Oxcart mission
"There are programs that we can’t share…yet:" Lockheed Martin celebrates 80 Years of Skunk Works Division
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“There are programs that we can’t share…yet:” Lockheed Martin celebrates 80 Years of Skunk Works Division
In the early 1960s Soviet Union sold titanium to the US believing they needed it for Pizza Ovens but instead they used it to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In the early 1960s Soviet Union sold titanium to the US believing they needed it for Pizza Ovens but instead they used it to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane
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?
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
How the Secret Development of the F-117 led to the Birth of the Misleading F-19, the Stealth Fighter that Never Was
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Stealth Fighter that Never Was: How the Secret Development of the F-117 led to the Birth of the Misleading F-19
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
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
First man to fly the iconic SR-71 recalls when he flew the Blackbird Inverted and he turned off the Instrumentation so that Kelly Johnson wouldn’t find out
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
First man to fly the iconic SR-71 recalls when he flew the Blackbird Inverted and he turned off the Instrumentation so that Kelly Johnson wouldn’t find out
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F-117As
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that with an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works?
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