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Rare footage of a supersonic strategic reconnaissance USAF. Video

Редкие кадры сверхзвукового стратегического разведчика ВВС США. ВидеоWe are talking about Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The American space Agency NASA has published rare footage of the takeoff and flight of the fastest aircraft in the world.

We are talking about Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. This supersonic strategic reconnaissance appeared in the 60’s. In 1964 he made the first flight, and the operation brought him in 1998 due to high maintenance costs.

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This aircraft replaced the infamous U-2, which was flown by pilot Francis Gary powers who was shot down over the Soviet Union.

Even today this aircraft features a futuristic design. To achieve high aerodynamic performance for different flight regimes the housing and the bearing surfaces are very complex in terms of the modular sections form.

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The plane is built according to the scheme “tailless”, with a thin tapered wing, with a sweep on the leading edge of 60 degrees.

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