Aviation Photo #0722816 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird - NASA

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Anonymous
11 years ago
The most awe inspiring view of a Blackbird known to man. There will never be another one like it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This rocks!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking shot of an iconic aircraft
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesum picture one of the rare few pics that have the edge to them
Anonymous
10 years ago
Engineering Masterpiece!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This has got to be the BEST view of the SR-71.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an awesome sight...and no doubt...an incredible picture. The composition just exudes the capability of this bird in a menacing way. Great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Where is Batman?
Anonymous
9 years ago
The shape of the plane is great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Faster than a speeding bullet, this incredible wild stallion of the skies zips through the stratosphere at nearly ten soccer fields per second. It looks Very 21st century-ish despite its maiden flight in 1962!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot of a great plane.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Absolutely amazing aircraft
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 Stars
Anonymous
8 years ago
Blackbird always deserves 5 stars. it was a dream aircraft back when we were young lads aspiring to be fighter pilots in Indian Air Force. Legendary.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Never stare a Blackbird in the eyes, because death follows. Great photo.
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of the all-time best looking aircraft. 5 Stars of course.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice plane!
Anonymous
8 years ago
SR-71 - 5 stars... no matter what photograph
Anonymous
7 years ago
This shot of the Blackbird shows everyone who views it what can be accomplished by a group of dedicated people, from the people who designed it to the people who flew and maintained it. I was lucky to be TDY at Kadena AFB on Okinawa and witnessed the plane in person. From the F-15's who took off first to provide security, to the KC-135 Tanker who took off next to refuel the Blackbird after takeoff, to the Security vehicles that escorted the Blackbird from it's Hangar to the runway-it was all very impressive. I was standing about 1/2 mile away from the runway at Kadena AFB and upon the Blackbird rolling down the runway for takeoff-the ground I was standing on was shaking and the sound was deafening. This plane to me is the Ultimate to what can be accomplished by a group of talented and dedicated personnel who believe in themselves and the cause they are undertaking.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ooo... what can we say???????
Anonymous
7 years ago
Keep in mind this is '50's technology... Once retired and resurrected to be again retired. Now it is available for all to see in museums across the country. My favorite display is in Hutchison, Kansas, where in the entry of the museum you come face-to-face with a SR-71 coming directly at you, the view very similar to this photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Really like those ground level shots of the SR-71 taxing.
Anonymous
7 years ago
To the American poster who witnessed the SR-71 taking off : Amen. This aircraft, just like the Apollo project, shows what talent, energy, money and dedication can achieve.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo with absolute clarity. 5 stars
Anonymous
5 years ago
The Best Ever!

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