Register to reply

SR-71 Blackbird - Supersonic Aircraft

by Astronuc
Tags: aircraft, blackbird, sr71, supersonic
Share this thread:
Mar25-05, 06:37 PM
Astronuc's Avatar
P: 21,911
For those interested in a remarkable aircraft - Lockheed's A-12, YF-12A, SR-71 Blackbird.

The Blackbird Archive at - NASA Dryden SR-71 Photo collection - NASA Dryden SR-71 Movie collection


The J-58 Power Plant
Attached Thumbnails
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
King Richard III died painfully on battlefield
Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'
Mar25-05, 08:05 PM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
PF Gold
Q_Goest's Avatar
P: 2,907
I remember this one when I lived in San Diego, right after the decision to chop them up. I drove past it every time when heading to the airport downtown. It sat inside a fenced in lot, choped right in half. Almost seemed criminal!
Sled Head
Feb2-12, 06:41 PM
P: 5
Another great link on the history of the Remarkable SR-71.

You can see first hand why they were so remarkable. The special Beta Titanium Alloy provided the ability to shed off the heat created by tremendous atmospheric frictional loads and still retain it's high strength.

Do you know the SR-71's top speed?

Feb2-12, 08:31 PM
PF Gold
turbo's Avatar
P: 7,363
SR-71 Blackbird - Supersonic Aircraft

Old, old thread! Still, nice to see alive. Years ago, I beat out a newly-graduated CE for a job, and found out that his brother was a really close friend of mine in college. Their father was a senior engineer in the Blackbird program. Very nice guy, though he was as closed-lipped as could be, even years and years later.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Supersonic flight Introductory Physics Homework 7
Supersonic speeds? Introductory Physics Homework 6
Subsonic-Supersonic... Supersonic-? Mechanical Engineering 2
Japan's Supersonic Aircraft Mechanical Engineering 22
Supersonic flame Mechanical Engineering 0