The SR-71 Blackbird

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SR-71 Blackbird - Absolute Speed Record - Manned Aircraft

Author: Blackbird Historian  /  Categories: Aircraft Records  / 

On 28 July 1976, SR-71 serial number 61-7958 set an absolute speed record of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h), approximately Mach 3.3.

Unofficially, SR-71 pilot Brian Shul states in his book The Untouchables that he flew in excess of Mach 3.5 on 15 April 1986 over Libya to evade a missile.

 

 

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