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SR-71 Blackbird
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Webmaster's Notes
Developed for the USAF as reconnaissance aircraft more than 30 years ago, SR-71s are still the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft. The aircraft can fly more than 2200 mph (Mach 3+ or more than three times the speed of sound) and at altitudes of over 85,000 feet. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour.

SR-71 Specifications
Primary Function: Strategic Reconnaissance
Contractor: Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks
Power Plant: 2 Pratt and Whitney J-58 axial-flow turbojets with afterburners, each produces 32,500 pounds of thrust

Length: 107.4 feet (32.73 m)
Height: l8.5 feet (5.63 m)
Weight: 140,000 pounds (52,250 kg) Gross takeoff weight, 80,000 pounds (30,000 kg) JP-7 fuel weight

Wingspan: 55.6 feet (16.94 m)
Speed: over Mach 3.2 / 2,000 mph (3,200 kph)
Range: over 2000 miles (3200 km) unrefueled
Altitude: over 85,000 feet (26,000 m)