Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

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!!!

“General characteristics

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[127][128][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)
Thrust/weight: 0.44”
Characteristics from:Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - Wikipedia

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Pictures TS-1 and it’s pilots


Hello there! There is already a topic for this: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
It’s old but swell ;)

Please read the About topic for #features

I will close the old one, but for future reference.


Sorry about that. I missed the part saying that I should flag the other one. I thought I would make a new better request now that global is out. Again sorry…

But it’s the same problem with the Concorde…

I never meant to be mean, it would just be funnny seeing Blackbirds taxi through the grass at 100KTS and then tokyo drift down the runway.


You do have a point there… but chaos will just remain chaos

We still see A380s taxi at 100kts so I don’t see much of a difference.


Your goingb to get that, but this is a bad suggestion and I totally disagree, It will be Highly abused. I really dont feel like being taxied through at like 150 KTS whenever I’m at London.

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TS1 is chaos anyway 😉

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Hmm… how are the devs going to be able to recreate this accurately? It’s still a military aircraft…

Between this and Concorde I would pick Concorde I feel IF has never been about military aircraft just compare the F-16’s graphics to the 787 you can get tons of fighter jet games on the AppStore but it would be a nice addition if they find the time 🙂

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Everyone would be flying into The inner stratosphere If it was added to IF because its a plane that can fly at a MAXIMUM altitude of 85,000 ft and you would have to be starting your decent for Example EGLL - YSSY in a normal plane You would start your decent at 100nm out from the airport but in the sr 71 you would have to be starting your decent at a minimum range of 999nm out from the airport that you were landing at.
Sorry for being a Buzz Killington
Alexander Kungu

For me that’s positive.
Imagine the view🤤

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Now this is the chance. We have enough GA aircraft, we have enough fighters, so why not go for the spy planes


No, it’s not you would be overspeeding and doing to many loop the loops

Why? Overspend depends on aircraft physics and loops just why?

@AndrewRG10… Speak for yourself Andrew, your flawed comment about GA speaks volumes. GA’s are every aviators elementry schoolhouse. Only IF Fledglings and peanuts strap on a Trash Hauler of Fighter First it’s indicative of their no nothing mindset. GDay


If the Concorde was in Infinite flight the developers might have to remove the 250knts below the 10,000ft speed limit.

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