Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

I know there’s another one but it’s old and it was before global.


Credits:http://blog.aafnation.com/record-setting-sr-71-blackbird/
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
Performance

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:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird

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Pictures TS-1 and it’s pilots

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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

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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

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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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