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User currently offlineBraud65 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

Some very cool SR-71 engine pics. Not sure how recent the info is or how accurate, but I would have loved to see these run.


http://www.enginehistory.org/p&w_j58.htm


I see this has been updated as of yesterday.

My understanding is that an A-12 is on a pylon at Langley, completed or nearly so now. Wonder if there are any pictures floating around?  scratchchin 

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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

Holy crap.

I think they slightly threw off the Earth's rotation that night.  Big grin



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User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4221 times:
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Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
I think they slightly threw off the Earth's rotation that night.

No shit! The end of a great era. Biggest mistake the Air Force ever made was getting rid of the SR-71 program.



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User currently offlineGrandTheftAero From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4191 times:



Quoting Braud65 (Thread starter):
My understanding is that an A-12 is on a pylon at Langley, completed or nearly so now. Wonder if there are any pictures floating around?

Visit https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/virtual-tour/virtual-tour-flash/index.html. It's a Flash presentation so you'll have to scroll around to find it. It's in the third set of photos.

I always thought it would be cool to be over there and drop the aero-geeky knowledge about how that's A-12 not an SR-71. I don't think most people know the difference. I'm sure you'd impress the DS&T guys.


User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4084 times:



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 2):
No shit! The end of a great era. Biggest mistake the Air Force ever made was getting rid of the SR-71 program.

If you can find one source beyond aviation obsession (we all have it) which claims it was a mistake to retire one of the most costly aircraft in the USAF arsenal , then I would love to hear it . The costs involved in the SR-71 program are nowhere near necessary given the present day technology which can accomplish the exact same mission on a much more cheaper basis.


User currently offlineChksix From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 345 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Sad to see it go!  Sad


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User currently offlineGEEDO From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3882 times:

From my trip to Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinneville, Oregon last October.






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User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

My Grandpa worked on SR-71s, U-2s, F-117s and as he liked to put it, "other stuff" I've heard many cool stories on these aircraft. Sometimes the SR-71 is the best plane if you want lots of pictures over a very large area, plus you can re route it in flight...

Mark



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User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3717 times:
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Quoting CF188A (Reply 4):
If you can find one source beyond aviation obsession (we all have it) which claims it was a mistake to retire one of the most costly aircraft in the USAF arsenal , then I would love to hear it . The costs involved in the SR-71 program are nowhere near necessary given the present day technology which can accomplish the exact same mission on a much more cheaper basis.

I must disagree with you about present day technology and what it can do CF. Although the U-2/TR-1 can do some of the SR-71 missions. I have a book in my room from a former SR-71 pilot and 1st SRS Commander. I will get it and post excerpts. Keep in mind, the SR-71 was way ahead of its time.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12134 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3526 times:



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 2):
Biggest mistake the Air Force ever made was getting rid of the SR-71 program.

Along with the F/EF/FB-111s.  cry 


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