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World Fastest Airplane - Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2012   Topic Views : 1785   Post subject: World Fastest Airplane - Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird Reply with quote


World Fastest Airplane - Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird



World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

This bird is called Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird. Equipped with air-breathing engine. The top speed was recorded in 1976, which amounted to 1,905.81 knots (3,529.6 km / h), which is equal to 58.83 miles per minute. Even surface to air missiles could not catch Lockheed Blackbird, he had only accelerate.

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

Lockheed SR 71 was in service with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998. Of the 32 aircraft built, 12 were lost in accidents not related to enemy action. From 1976 he held the world record as the fastest plane. Built aircraft were painted dark blue, almost black, to increase the emission of internal heat and act as camouflage against the night sky. Dark color led to the aircraft call sign Blackbird.

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

On most of the aircraft is limited to use of titanium, it is only in the components most prone to high temperatures, such as exhaust and the front edges of the wings. On SR 71 titanium was used for 85% of the structure with the other parts made of composite materials. It is possible to reduce the weight, thus increasing speed.

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

Flight at an altitude of 24.000 meters do not allow the use of standard masks, which could not provide enough oxygen above 13.000 m have been made special airtight protective helmets, which were also used on the space shuttles. Engine Pratt & Whitney J58-P4 was a significant innovation of his era a unique hybrid, issuing 145 kN start push.

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird

World Fastest Airplane  Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird
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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2013     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice sharing
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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2013     Post subject: aircraft Reply with quote

Nice pictures! Those look really cool! I love aircraft and have a collection of model aircraft I got from World To Home. They have so many models I like.
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