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SR-71 Blackbird pilot explains how the cockpit works from the inside

Brian Shul in the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: The fastest manned airplane ever built. It could fly from New York to London in under two hours at speeds up to Mach 3.2. Even though it regularly flew reconnaissance missions over enemy territory, none were ever lost to enemy fire due to their incredible speed, altitude, and stealth capabilities. Painting by Dru Blair.

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The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video reveals how its top secret engine technology works.

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National Aviation Day Ideas

From left to right off the top of my head T-91, F-15, SR-71, Mirage, F-16 concept?, NASA concept?

The Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army. The RAH-66 program was canceled in 2004, before mass production began, after nearly US$7 billion was spent on the program.