posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 08:45 PM
I have noticed seekerof that about every 6 months or so you like to reopen this exact same topic, which i think is wonderful because i like talking
about it, but the answer hasnt changed. If we are talking about non-classified, publicly known capabilities, then the SR-71 can still out-run and
evade modern day fighters due to its shear altitude and speed capbilities. Lets not forget that they havent even released its official top speed or
altitude nearly 50 years after it entered service.
Do I think that the f-22 can shoot it down, yes, but only if it had the missile to do it. Other fighters might also be able to shoot it down with
modern missile technolgy, but they still cant catch, or adjust for its shear massive speed dash ability. Im not an expert on missiles, but I would
assume we have air to air capability that would be able to catch the 71 and destroy it.
Can the 71 be tracked by radar, absolutely.
Can the 71 be seen coming, yes
Can the 71 be caught by any other plane ever, NO
Can a missile catch the 71, never did, someone show me one that might