SR-71 Fleet Wallpaper

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That’s over a billion dollars worth of aircraft right there!


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    Nelson

    So fucking cool!

    t. durden

    They are ready to blow something the fuck up.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    SR-71 was an awesome aircraft. You gotta be impressed when its evasion action when be shot at was just to accelerate.

    oh2ohz

    They are not ready to blow anything up. they are ready to take pictures of stuff that SHOULD be blown up, and likely will be later on.

    WhiskeyTango

    The one on the bottom right is a YF-12A, the original interceptor variant of the SR-71a. The one on the bottom left is (I think) a CIA A12. All essentially the same airframe with some slight differences. You can tell the YF-12a because of the rounded nose. I think the one in the center is an SR-71b (trainer variant, only a couple ever made.) That’s your interesting, but useless bit of trivia for the day.

    grog

    WhiskeyTango, on the YF-12, you are 1/2 right. 3 YF-12s were built. 60-6936 crashed in 1971, both pilots ejected safely. 60-6935 went to the USAF Museum in Dayton, OH in 1979 where it has been ever since. The above photo was taken in 1990 at Beale AFB in CA, so neither of those aircraft could have been involved. The final YF-12, 60-6934, was involved in a landing accident in 1966 where the front half of the plane was trashed. The Skunk Works took the front of a static test model and paired it with the rear of the YF-12 and… Read more »

    grog

    Ohh, and for a clearer picture of the above, check out habu.org/sr-71/17981aa.html