Video: NASA JUST DROPPED A TON OF RARE FOOTAGE OF SR-71 BLACKBIRDS

In mid-2018, NASA put out a lot of film footage of this amazing spy plane.

The long-range SR-71 Blackbird recon jet, dreamed up by Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works division, has a reputation for a reason.

In the half-century since it first took flight at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Florida, the Blackbird has unseated its record-setting Lockheed YF-12 predecessor as the world’s fastest jet-propelled aircraft, its twin afterburners capable of unleashing 34,000 pounds of thrust and accelerating the interceptor up to 35 miles per minute — 3,100 feet per second , per War Zone’s Tyler Rogoway .

 

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