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SR-71 History

The SR-71 Blackbird holds the record for fastest and highest flying manned aircraft with air-breathing engines. The aircraft could fly faster than Mach 3 at more than 90,000 feet. It was designed and built at the Lockheed "Skunk Works" in the early 1960's to replace the U-2 spy planes. The mission of the aircraft was strategic reconnaissance and it carried an array of cameras and sensors in its weapons bay.



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Last Updated: Jun 12 2014

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