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How slow can an SR 71 fly ?... A short story

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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: JAY1980

There were no overflights of the Soviet Union by either the A-12 or SR-71




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: HarryJoy

Four crew members lost but none to enemy action.

A-12 pilots Walt Ray and Jack Weeks.
MD-21 LCO Ray Torrick
Jim Zwayer SR-71 RSO.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: grey580

to grey580 and Harryjoy

Those are two of the coolest stories I have ever heard.

Zap... looks like i have a book to read.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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I LOVE THAT BIRD!!!
That is on my bucket list to go see one in a museum here in the UK i never got to see one fly in our UK air space and i wont get to see one fly ever and that's kind of sad.
The design of those engines it's pure genius, The shape is just so out there.As far as I’m concerned it is THE plane that set the bar so high.

I loved those stories and any more that may come to light in the future.
Kelly Johnson you were a true visionary a legend a hero.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: stealthyaroura

I agree completely in regards to the SR71' s lines. No one will ever design a more provocative aircraft. She is truly a legend in her own time. I'm sure there is a commander of a starship in some distant galaxy with a picture of an SR71 hanging on the wall of his quarters.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: SmilingROB

Two. He wrote two about flying the Blackbird. I think he also has one about flying with the Thunderbirds as well.



posted on Jan, 10 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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I like his story about the Libyan overflight as well.

Or watching the icy contrails near the Soviet Union. "Still had 4 inches of throttle left".
edit on 10-1-2017 by Flipper35 because: Missed part of the text.



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