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Holy Moly! sr-71 top speed is Mach 14 (leaked document)

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posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by chris89
I saw a documentary of the SR-71 and during the years of operation an SR-71 was flying over Russia and was shot upon by an Ground to Air Missile. If you do some research on what missiles were operational at the time and what speeds they could do you would see them ranging from mach 4-6.


You will need to provide the title of that documentary. Sounds like it is an embellishment or enhanced story of the SR-71 overflights of Libya during 1986. No Blackbird crew has ever gone on the record of stating that they went to fantastic speeds never seen before. The airframe had a limit.

See following for recount of Libya overflight in 1986.

b.johnwurth.com...

That documentary would be well known to members of Roadrunners international and would be well documented.

roadrunnersinternationale.com...




posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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The Blackbird never overflew Russia in any capacity. Overflights were banned after Powers was shot down, before the SR went operational. The only overflight of Russia since then was a NASA ER-2 in the 90s or early 2000s.

There were some amazing stories in those books. Great reads if you have the money to get them.





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