the box pic says it's from amazon...built there or can i buy it from amazon? I better use prime for free shipping. this sure will save me time and hassle flying comertial around the world.
Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE) refueling during first flight.
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baja (Aug 11, 2020), high-side (Aug 11, 2020), Rangi (Aug 10, 2020), Scotsman Hosie (Aug 11, 2020), Toolmaker51 (Aug 10, 2020)
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
The only SR-71 C model Blackbird to be manufactured, known as "The Bastard". A hybrid between the rear fuselage of the YF-12A and a functional engine mock up of a SR-71A forward fuselage built for static testing.
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Duke_of_URL (Apr 21, 2021), Rangi (Apr 29, 2021)
so where are they all if he visited them all....I dont see the one down the street from me....he musta missed it. he needs to list/show all the tail numbers or else they could all just be the same one. the one down the street is also a 1 only sr 71...one off...go figure
Last edited by marksbug; Apr 20, 2021 at 12:13 PM.
Here's a website with the background on the shipping route from Burbank to Area 51. Transporting the CIA A-12 Blackbird
marksbug (Apr 21, 2021)
A bit of SR-71 Trivia - the only "off the shelf" component on the SR was the Engine. The engines were developed for a Navy Mach 2 fighter that never went into production. Aerospace Legend, Kelly Johnson knew there were a bunch of them sitting in a warehouse and grabbed them. Of course the Inlet Spikes were a development item which is the "magic sauce" for the SR's performance.
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