... SR-71 portrait

... of all the hyperbole and orgasmic dissertations written about this superstar aircraft several facts stick out for me. It's first flight was over 50 years ago. It was originally conceived of as a super-duper interceptor; armed with atomic rockets ( that gets the imagination going!)  Of the 32 built- 12 crashed! That is what is known as 'pushing the envelope'!

... OK, here's a good story reflecting the high rate of aircraft losses. 

... ok,OK here's another cool story 

... alright, we should have at least one video- but that's it- no more!

1 comment:

Cynyr said...

Great crash story. I had seen the Libya story before, but damn, I love this airplane!