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SR-71 Brief Specifications Cockpit Engine Operators Fleet Photos

SR-71 Blackbird


"I think it will be a long long time before we have an aircraft with higher performance than the SR-71." - Kelly Johnson



SR71Blackbird.org details the development and inner workings of the most recognizeable spyplane ever created. The SR-71, created by Lockheed engineer Kelly Johnson, was a Cold War-era stalward, flying higher and faster than Soviet air defenses could reach, making it a critical component of United States Air Force and CIA operations for decades before a reliance on advanced satellite technologies forced her into retirement.
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