The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"
The first flight of the SR-71 took place on 22 December 1964, at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.The SR-71 reached a top speed of Mach 3.4 during flight testing, with pilot Major Brian Shul reporting a speed of Mach 3.5 on an operational sortie while evading a missile over Libya.The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered to the 4200th (later, 9th) Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, California, in January 1966.
AG-1 Activates/Deactivates the afterburner.
AG-2 Deploys drag chut
AG-8 off/on Landing lights
As many of you know, I've uploaded this aircraft before but I removed it due to poor performance and some visual problems. I fixed most of the problems. And yes I know that the red stripe on the wing is not correct, But I do really like the looks of it so I kept it like that. Performance such as speed isn't completely accurate. I still hope you can admire the beauty of the aircraft.
Thanks to everyone who has left a upvote, spotlight or comment. It's heavily appreciated!
And as usually,
Have a great flight!
- Power/Weight Ratio 7.852
- Wing Loading 34.2lbs/ft2 (167.1kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,756.5ft2 (163.2m2)
- Drag Points 20089
- Number of Parts 439
- Control Surfaces 2