SR-71 In Flight

SR-71 In Flight


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    MonkeyHitman
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    damn

    alphgeek
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    Alien technology. They can’t build shit like that back in the ’60’s. No way.

    HoChunk
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    @alphgeek: lol I heard if you blast a hole in the airframe it heals by itself.

    Sekondosis
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    Sekondosis

    I’m not sure we even have the metallurgy today to make something that can withstand the temperatures this thing had to without leaking like a bastard.

    fracked again
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    @tiki god: @Sekondosis: Once flying it got hot enough that the joints expanded and sealed up the leaks. If it hadn’t been built that way, parts would have cracked under the strain. I remember reading somewhere that the fuel used was the consistency of syrup, because it would flow well under those temps.

    Favorite jet evar.

    fracked again
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    Read the wiki, damn, thats some cool shit. The fuel was the coolant and hydraulic fluid? Insanity!

    deuce
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    *fap*

    nos4raaa2
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    SR-71 “IN FLIGHT” emphasized because these birds rarely see the air anymore.

    Avias
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    the see me rollin’ they hate it!!