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This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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Can you tell us if they are even using JP-7 or something else in those tanks?




posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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Officially, they have flown two UAVs in a refueling formation, and a Lear flown by remote, with pilots on board, behind a tanker in precontact position.

So, officially they will be able to soon. *cough*



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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They use go fast juice.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:31 AM
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UN-officially though.........



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:32 AM
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I think I need some of that this morning.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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UN-officially.....I know NOSSING! *cough*



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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www.youtube.com... Another new cool Lockheed video

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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 10:47 AM
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Nice video, I hadn't seen that one yet. I think it is the first time I've seen anything that gave a sense of scale to the SR72 (2:17 left side). It looks like the size of a small fighter.
It also shows LM UCLASS mock up or development prototype.
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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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I thought that the lower spoiler in the wind tunnel was rather interesting. Haven't seen that configuration before.
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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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Looks like some kind of bypass mechanism that spills higher pressure air from under the wing to the lower pressure zone above the wing? I image that would make that particular wing dip?



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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It's similar to current systems, but more efficient I would imagine.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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Yes nice looking of the SR-72, there is a reference of the size in each plane of the hangar interesting. We see on the top of the SR-72 pictures a refueling system, the size look the same of a fighter.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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A space concorde you mean.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 03:01 PM
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No, this is light years ahead of Concorde. And doesn't carry passengers.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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Does this one leak like a sieve too?

The secret ingredient to stealth paint is... embedded iron filings and a leaky airframe.

Comes with a warning sticker: DO NOT GET WET.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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The SR-71 leaked because it had to.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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That's not a secret to stealth paint, while some do have the iron balls you mentioned, it's only the SR-71 that leaked and that was because the titianium it was made from would heat up and expand when it was flying.

The SR-71 wasn't all that stealthy to radar, they could see it coming they just didn't have much at the time to shoot it down.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: Stealthbomber

Dad hated titianium.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 01:59 AM
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This was because the heat generated at speed required the airframe to be able to expand right? When it got going the skin would heat up, expand and shut off the fuel leaks.

I've always been curious about this. Why wasn't there a way to keep the fuel from leaking? Like an internal bladder?

If we were to talk about new materials for the skin do you think they might be able to 'adjust'?

I know you know why, but any hints as to why the expansions made a difference? I would have thought fuel was confined in a certain 'fuel leak proof' place.

I'm super new to this whole thing, so I'm betting someone can tell me why there isn't/wasn't a sealed area on the plane for fuel. Come on, this has to be old stuff.

I think I just figured out an answer to that last question. Because we lacked a certain something back in the day.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 04:09 AM
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Internal bladders are made of rubber. The skin was hot enough after a flight that certain areas could cause third degree burns.



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