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SR71 Blackbird. Mach 3.5 stuff.

Former pilot Richard Graham gives a detailed overview of the instrumentation in the cockpit of the famous Blackbird supersonic jet.

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Lockheed in flight. I was blessed in my career to be able to watch this bad boy take off from Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan. It used up so much fuel to take off that once airborne a fuel tanker was already waiting to fill 'er up.

Reconnaissance Systems Officer George Morgan stands in front of a Cold War-era U.S. Air Force SR-71 spy plane in an undated photo

Worlds fastest jet crew are reunited with the SR71 Blackbird spy plane

Reconnaissance Systems Officer George Morgan stands in front of a Cold War-era U. Air Force spy plane in an undated photo.

In this undated photo, George T. Morgan (left) and Eldon “Al” Joersz stand by an Blackbird. (Photo courtesy George T.

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Lockheed Blackbird: Air to air three-quarter-front view of a Strategic Reconnaissance Wing Black Bird as it approaches a tanker for refueling.

USAF: Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird - Just returned from another long range spying mission and about to be towed back into the hangar, the engines were still running at this time.

USAF: Lockheed Blackbird - Just returned from another long range spying mission and about to be towed back into the hangar, the engines were still running at this time.

Lockheed YF-12

Lockheed was an American prototype interceptor aircraft evaluated by the United States Air Force. The was a twin-seat version of the secret single-seat Lockheed reconnaissance aircraft, which led to the U.

An SR-71 blackbird takes off with full afterburners.

Rare photos of the Blackbird show its amazing history. This plane was engineered to an art piece.

The SR-71 Blackbird is a testament to when some men can achieve with a slide rule and a piece of chalk.

SR-71 Blackbird Cutaway - (SILODROME)

The Blackbird is a testament to when some men can achieve with a slide rule and a piece of chalk.

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