posted on Oct, 21 2005 @ 02:04 PM
Wembley, you keep mentioning the upgrades and advances in missile technology over the previous 4 decades, but you forget to mention that the SR-71
received essentially no upgrades throughout its service life. If the SR-71 was required, absolutely had to fly over the SA-2 missile sites and had to
fly over intercept courses, then im sure it would have been upgraded with appropriate anti-SAM technology along with huge upgrades with jamming and
other electronic countermeasures. Put all of todays current technology into the SR-71, then it is truley unstoppable.
Rebuild the airframe with todays advances in metulurgy, manufacturing, stealth, electronics, upgraded heat reducing elements, brand new ramjets, more
eefficient, dude, we are talking possibly about above mach 4, higher than 120,000 feet, with todays tech, the SR-71-2005 would be literally