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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)
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
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 / SR-71 Blackbird
When the SR-71 was getting low on gas, its crew members pressure suits started to warm up. So aboard the Blackbird the fuel was used as a heat sink. Here’s how.
Here are the materials you should use instead of titanium to build a Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane today
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and all the special problems that made SR-71 Blackbird air refueling challenging
Here’s why R2-D2, the SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, was essential for Blackbird mission
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why R2-D2, the SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, was essential for Blackbird mission
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)
JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic
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SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO set four speed records flying from L.A. to D.C. in less than 65 minutes during their final flight in the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO set four speed records flying from L.A. to D.C. in less than 65 minutes during their final flight in the Blackbird
How the defection of Viktor Belenko inspired Clint Eastwood’s Firefox
Military Aviation
How the defection of Viktor Belenko inspired Clint Eastwood’s Firefox
Half YF-12 and half SR-71: the story of "The Bastard," the only SR-71C ever built
Aviation History / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Half YF-12 and half SR-71: the story of “The Bastard,” the only SR-71C ever built
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