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as posted by mrmulder
What are the facts of the Blackbird?
Originally posted by AeroQuake
I actually did A report on Lockheed. Both the SR-71 Blackbird and the F117-A Nighthawk were built at the Lockheed Skunkworks, ALTHOUGH. Both were tested at Groom lake, in the report lights seen close to the groom lake are was the Blackbird. Interesting enough it is now being painted to resemble F-19s. Also what is interesting is that the SR-71 Blackbird was taken out of operation, it cost 200 to 300 Hundred Million dollars a year. Although that is not the reason. Reason? The Aurora.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
As far as SAMs go, by the time they knew for sure where the SR was going, and could fire a missile up at it, it was way too late. Don't believe the Mach 3.2 top speed that is the official speed.