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i wish i took this this image

By seeky007
i did not take this image but i wish i did but im not that lucky. its my favourite plane look up the specs its awesome out of this world the fastest plane in the world its a shame they have decommissioned it

Tags: General Transport Architecture Landscape and travel

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podgod 17 514 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2011 8:29AM
But what has replaced it, worked on these in the early 80's, the cameras were as impressive as the flight spec.
25 Sep 2011 6:26PM
the camera specs are impressive as well but for me its the plane its self just amazing. as for the replacement for it i think they are combing a lot of different roles in to one plane these days. like the jsf for one. gone are the days of the 1 role 1 plane.
Kako 15 171
3 Oct 2011 5:57PM
Yep, brilliant plane well ahead of its time performance wise. Was known as a bit of a 'hangar queen' though due to the amount of time it spent in them. I believe the fuel tanks used to leak fuel on the ground but expand and seal at mach 3+. Has something called the Aurora replaced it? Rumoured to be hypersonic. Don't know if this is the same thing as Lockheed TR3A 'flying triangle', something else which also crops up.
7 Oct 2011 9:00PM
I did hear about the aurora but i think the skunk works are keeping that one under wraps as to its operational status. the sr71 had cold fuel special designed for the 71 i saw a video of a bucket of 71 fuel blowing out a lit match. with out a doubt my fav plane ever. the look of it and the flight spec.
mikehit 11 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 9:51AM
They had to develop a specific fuel specifically because it leaked like a sieve on the ground - how they ever filled the tanks is beyond me Grin
We visited the one on display at Duxford and even close up it is looks awesome and sinister all at the same time.

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