Aviation Photo #1164389 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird - USA - Air Force

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Of the 9th SRW, Beale AFB, California, seen departing RIAT 85 in spectacular style. Presently preserved at Lackland AFB, Texas.
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    July 16, 1985
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14 years ago
No afterburner for the #2 engine?
14 years ago
Yeah I was wondering the same thing....
14 years ago
An SR-&1! And in flight! Good lord it just gets better and better
13 years ago
That's what I've wanted to see, a Blackbird in flight, great shot
12 years ago
Wicked!!! the sr-71 blackbrid is my favorite.
11 years ago
Anybody at FFD on that practice day in 1985 witnessed the truly awsome power of a Habu unleased . I can still remember those diamond afterburner shockwaves .BLACKBIRDS FOREVER .
11 years ago
Usa aircraft should always be the best in the world.
best design, best engingeering, best everything?
11 years ago
And best budget money waster. This unique plane uses unique fuel by unique price. It's flight envelope includes take off with empty tanks and air refuelling.
It is true White Elefant.
9 years ago
Wow! It's a shame we don't have the sound...
9 years ago
If you thought this plane was an expensive white elephant, WITH, the air-to-air fuel-up, just think what it would have cost to try and develope a fuel that would power the engines, maintain it's altitude, AND it's amazing speed; WELL !!For the record, over half of the planes development funds went into it's fuel!! Besides with it's ability to travel randomly around the planet,(unlike a spy satellite) at amazing height's it took many pic's of terrorist camps while they were totally unaware.

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