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Over missiles were fired at the Blackbird in the 25 years it was flown, but none ever hit it. The Blackbird was just too fast and its evasive tactic was just to speed up until the missile couldn’t keep up with it.

An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million

Still - almost 50 years after its first flight - the coolest thing to ever take to the skies...

SR 71. Amazing aircraft that protected millions for decades.

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SR-71 Blackbird. An amazing aircraft. On the ground it leaks fuel as its fuselage panels don't fit properly until it's body heats up in high speed flight. It used to take off, accelerate and then refuel once in-flight.

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Pravo nadzemne pogled na SR-71A strateška izviđanja zrakoplova zrak-zrak. SR-71 neslužbeno je poznat kao "Blackbird".