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Fun in the desert again

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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Looks like the FBI took down all the pics.

I hate when they do that.




posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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Lockheed Martin is run by jerks. We went back to Palmdale today to retake some pics, and they had the doors to the Skunk Works hangar cracked open on the street side, but had screens up.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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Nice to see SR-71 17973 is still looking like new.Wasn't this the one that broke the record for crossing the Atlantic in under two hours when it visited our Farnborough airshow in the 1970s? (or was it 17972?)

The best thing about the '71s was watching them start up.No namby-pamby compressed air here,just a couple of Chrysler V8s on the back of a truck to get the fans spinning.
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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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I got some good pics today. I'll upload them when I have the chance. I got SOFIA sitting on the ramp, the 787s that are stored at Palmdale, went back and got the D -21, A-12, and U-2 at the park.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 09:33 PM
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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 03:30 AM
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You didn't answer my question?


originally posted by: Imagewerx
Nice to see SR-71 17973 is still looking like new.Wasn't this the one that broke the record for crossing the Atlantic in under two hours when it visited our Farnborough airshow in the 1970s? (or was it 17972?)



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 07:56 AM
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PM incoming bud

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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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972 set both records from London.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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wow thats crazy ive never heard of anything like that before



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
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972 set both records from London.


Thank you Zaph.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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Awesome pictures. Been meaning to respond, but have been busy this week. I forgot about the Rotary Rocket!

Edit to add:
Just saw the pictures of SOPHIA! That's awesome! I would love to be on one of those flights.
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posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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I completely love the look of those F14 Tomcats!



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

My wife is getting pretty good at pics out the window of a moving vehicle.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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I have a few questions. How was the D-21 drone carried by the SR-71 recovered? How many times was it used and where?
edit on 26-3-2015 by buddah6 because: lobotomized through superior pain meds.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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I think the Wiki page tells you a lot about the d21, including answers to all those questions



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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It parachuted down and was recovered.

Successful uses, or uses?



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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The D-21 was carried by a modified SR-71 re-named the M-21. They were never meant to be recovered. They would eject their payload (film canisters) to be recovered in mid air and then self destruct.
Only 4 D-21's ever flew operationally, all had failures of some kind IIRC.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

It never ceases to amaze me the things that comes out of the Skunk Works.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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One was sunk by the recovery ship when it ran it over. One missed a turn over China. I believe one crashed, and one was shot down. But don't quote me on that.



posted on Mar, 26 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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There's a horrific video of an attempted high speed launch where it comes back down onto the M-21 and pitches it up, snapping it in two right behind the cockpit.



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