SR-71 Blackbird Heavyweight Takeoff AF Plant 42, Palmdale CA

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A fully fueled SR-71 takes off from Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, CA with a T-38 chase plane, October 1987, photographed by Mike Relja. The SR-71's airspeed at pullup was 400 knots. SR-71 pilot BC Thomas, RSO JT Vida; T-38 crew: Tom Tilden, Phil Soucy. The SR-71 aircraft is #972 which now resides in The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Artist: Plant 42
Video title: SR-71 Blackbird Heavyweight Takeoff AF Plant 42, Palmdale CA
Category: AV Aerospace
Submitted by: admin