I know there’s another one but it’s old and it was before global.
Credits:The Record-Setting SR-71 Blackbird - AAF NATION
Now that we have global I think it would be good to have planes like the concord and the blackbird.
The blackbird has two characteristics that I find interesting.
1: the obvious one speed… Imagine flying a plane at Mach 3,4. You could go from New York to London in no time!
1h54 minutes!! Compared to the concord that takes 2h52 minutes and the 747’s 6hours!
2: the altitude… just like the u2, the blackbird can fly really high: 80’000fts just imagine the scenery from up there it would just be amazing!!
The blackbird is a really amazing plane. The engeniers had lots of problems to solve. For example heat. The cockpit of the plane would benn heated up to 500*f if there wasn’t a good air conditioning system. Would love to have that at home!!!
Crew: 2: Pilot and Reconnaissance Systems Officer (RSO)
Payload: 3,500 lb (1,600 kg) of sensors
Length: 107 ft 5 in (32.74 m)
Wingspan: 55 ft 7 in (16.94 m)
Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)
Wing area: 1,800 ft2 (170 m2)
Empty weight: 67,500 lb (30,600 kg)
Loaded weight: 152,000 lb (69,000 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 172,000 lb (78,000 kg)
Wheel track: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
Wheelbase: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
Aspect ratio: 1.7
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney J58-1 continuous-bleed afterburning turbojets, 34,000 lbf (151 kN) each
Maximum speed: Mach 3.3[N 5] (2,200+ mph, 3,540+ km/h, 1,910+ knots) at 80,000 ft (24,000 m)
Range: 2,900 nmi (5,400 km)
Ferry range: 3,200 nmi (5,925 km)
Service ceiling: 85,000 ft (25,900 m)
Rate of climb: 11820 ft/m (60 m/s)
Wing loading: 84 lb/ft² (410 kg/m²)
Characteristics from:Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - Wikipedia
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