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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

…world's fastest aircraft.

"During the Cold War, this plane could fly higher and faster than any other -- and 55 years after its first flight, it still does.

The Lockheed SR-71, designed in secrecy in the late 1950s, was able to cruise near the edge of space and outfly a missile. To this day, it holds the records for the highest altitude in horizontal flight and the fastest speed for a non-rocket powered aircraft…"

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GHECKO2228 Nov 2019 12:08 p.m. PST

Amazing aircraft.

Lion in the Stars30 Nov 2019 1:31 p.m. PST

And I don't think anyone ever really wound one all the way up to true max speed, either.

I love the 'habu'!

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