We LOVE the Lockheed SR-71, designed in secrecy in the late 1950s, was able to cruise near the edge of space and outfly a missile.
To this day, it holds the records for the highest altitude in horizontal flight and the fastest speed for a non-rocket powered aircraft.
It was part of a family of spy planes built to venture into enemy territory, without being shot down or even detected, in a time before satellites and drones.The black paint job, designed to dissipate heat, earned it the nickname Blackbird, and paired with the sleek lines of the long fuselage, made the plane look unlike anything that had come before and the design that hasn’t lost any of its brilliance.
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