Thursday Dec 5
The SR-71 Spy Plane Was So Fast, It Outran Every Missile Fired at It
Until Lockheed Martin finally builds the SR-72 Mach-6 spy plane it announced in November, the iconic SR-71 Blackbird, capable of flying three times the speed of sound, remains the fastest warplane ever flown operationally.
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Meet the SR-72
In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades.
Son of Blackbird?
I couldn't believe my eyes, but there it was, in big print on the cover of Aviation Week & Space Technology - Son of Blackbird ! We all remember the Blackbird, otherwise called the SR-71, by far the world's fastest airplane.
Going hypersonic: spyplane could jump to Mach 6
We're jumping to hyperspeed. By 2030, an uncrewed spyplane will be able to fly at Mach 6 - six times the speed of sound.