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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
Producing JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird, caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
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 recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird
Flying the SR-71 with just one engine in full afterburner was Blackbird aircrews’ most dangerous operation. SR-71 pilots explain why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Flying the SR-71 with just one engine in full afterburner was Blackbird aircrews’ most dangerous operation. SR-71 pilots explain why.
A-12 pilot tells the story of when to keep the Oxcart project secret CIA stored in boxes A-12 spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
A-12 pilot tells the story of when to keep the Oxcart project secret CIA stored in boxes A-12 spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
USAF U-2 Avionics Technician tells why S-300 and S-400 SAMs would not be able to shoot down the SR-71 Blackbird
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
USAF U-2 Avionics Technician tells why S-300 and S-400 SAMs would not be able to shoot down the SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The day an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
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 a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
SR-71 pilot recalls when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel 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
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
SR-71 Mechanic explains how you could light the Blackbird’s afterburners if TEB (Triethylborane) wasn’t available
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Mechanic explains how you could light the Blackbird’s afterburners if TEB (Triethylborane) wasn’t available
Only one SR-71C was built and it was nicknamed “The Bastard.” Here’s why.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Only one SR-71C was built and it was nicknamed “The Bastard.” Here’s why.
SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
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