posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 02:43 PM
Here's a vid of one taking off at MAKS, notice the size difference between the Blackjack and the Backfire that takes off ahead of it, and remember
that the Backfire is already about as big as a 727...
The Backfire footage starts at 4:00
What immediately jumps out at me is the friggin sound it makes. Even at full dry thrust, the Blackjack makes that same "sky ripping" sound that you
always heard the SSMEs making in shuttle launch videos. Also notice that the afterburners of both craft burn blue to damned near white, and
especially the IMMEDIATE nitrous coloration and thermal distortion that you see when the -160 flips them on.
Thats a damned impressive bird, no matter how you cut it.
edit on 31-10-2015 by Barnalby because: (no reason given)