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nickleman60
01-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Do you understand the connection? If you know the planes nickname then you will................;)

Creighton
01-01-2017, 11:21 PM
Yep, I know. Worked with Edwards AFB after SR-71's were de-classified. They still flew one for research. Was on the GPS side of things. They go very/very fast. Most in static display now. Working on visiting all.

Side note, fuel pours out of the wing body panels when at takeoff ready. Requires refuel once airborne and the panels have expanded. Serious noise at takeoff. Afterburners are insane.
Great LIC Plate !! Never got a ride in one. Bit strict about those things.
Creighton

good to doo
01-02-2017, 12:49 PM
LIke I said before that rear wing makes it look like a nascar from the day. Does it have a curve to it? Oh yes I have heard of the sr71 never seen one tho.

nickleman60
01-02-2017, 01:37 PM
LIke I said before that rear wing makes it look like a nascar from the day. Does it have a curve to it? Oh yes I have heard of the sr71 never seen one tho.
That was the intention, it also has the same curve as the deck lid.

Mercutio
01-02-2017, 02:50 PM
My understanding is that SR-71s spent a lot of time stationed on Okinawa, and the locals there named it "Habu" after a venomous snake on the island.

nickleman60
01-02-2017, 04:32 PM
My understanding is that SR-71s spent a lot of time stationed on Okinawa, and the locals there named it "Habu" after a venomous snake on the island.

They're probably the only ones who called it that, you know the nickname that mostly associated with it.

The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" was a long-range, Mach~3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. During aerial reconnaissance missions, the SR-71 operated at high speeds and altitudes to allow it to outrace threats. If a surface-to-air missile launch was detected, the standard evasive action was simply to accelerate and outfly the missile.
The SR-71 has been given several nicknames, including Blackbird and Habu.

Creighton
01-02-2017, 09:06 PM
Here we go:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird
Lot's of nicknames. Stationed around the world. In the day.
All I can say is Mach 3+ might be a tad under at full throttle.
At decommision NASA did a great job of getting them to museums. Far as I know Edwards AFB is only place maintaining a still flying example. Triva, who knows where the 2 surving SA-1's are :-).
Creighton

nickleman60
01-02-2017, 09:50 PM
Here we go:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird
Lot's of nicknames. Stationed around the world. In the day.
All I can say is Mach 3+ might be a tad under at full throttle.
At decommision NASA did a great job of getting them to museums. Far as I know Edwards AFB is only place maintaining a still flying example. Triva, who knows where the 2 surving SA-1's are :-).
Creighton

Yeah but the "Blackbird" nickname is the one that everyone recognizes and that's why I have the plate.

sam jones
01-02-2017, 10:36 PM
Here we go:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird
Lot's of nicknames. Stationed around the world. In the day.
All I can say is Mach 3+ might be a tad under at full throttle.
At decommision NASA did a great job of getting them to museums. Far as I know Edwards AFB is only place maintaining a still flying example. Triva, who knows where the 2 surving SA-1's are :-).
Creighton

Good evening

For the trivia question are you asking about the SA-1 Apollo mission or the Soviet missile NATO code SA-1?

If the trivia question is the A-11/ M-21 family of the blackbirds here are the locations:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjSsLaw86TRAhXGOSYKHRagDFwQFghKMAc&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnweeks.com%2Fsr71%2F&usg=AFQjCNHv8CYdTY7bGb-b87lrQhmvpJHhzA&sig2=oqffaNuzTB2cXuK1baOZHA

KMT
01-02-2017, 10:41 PM
At decommision NASA did a great job of getting them to museums.

Used to be one in the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR - they had an air frame, one engine and some ground support equipment. http://www.johnweeks.com/sr71/nasa-832.html

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