This may be the single greatest aviation story ever told, it’s about the iconic SR-71 Blackbird whose full operating specs are still classified to this day. The story, from the now out-of-print book Sled Driver by former SR-71 jockey Brian Shul (available used on Amazon for just $700). Here’s the ultimate aviation troll…
F-15 Eagle is a jet that displays many amazing talents over the course of its 40-year service. Among those talents is its ability to climb vertically, which has helped it to become such a reliable dogfighter and scramble into action. The impressive climb time is attributed to a research team at Pratt & Whitney who wanted to make the best combat jet in the world.
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