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    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.

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    Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE) refueling during first flight.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...g_fullsize.jpg




    More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear...-71_Experiment

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    It was quite the engineering feat to get one of those to fly fast and the other to fly slow...


    My grandfather was the lead "problem solver" at Skunk Works in the early 1960's...

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    Planes, ships, cars, buildings, dams, bridges, machines, tools..."we've" made uber-cool stuff over the years, no?
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    YES WE HAVE. WE ALSO MADE THE VEGA AND PINTO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    YES WE HAVE. WE ALSO MADE THE VEGA AND PINTO....
    Uhmmm, marksbug is right. At least the Vega was a experiment in metallurgy and out of the box thinking during gas crisis. Certainly there was one that made fans, sponsors & owner William Tyler Jenkins not so Grumpy.
    The Pinto; not so well.
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    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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    More: https://aerospaceutah.org/museum/our...71c-blackbird/

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    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
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    Here's a website with the background on the shipping route from Burbank to Area 51. Transporting the CIA A-12 Blackbird

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    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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