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<!--BEGIN SPECIFICATIONS--> SR-71 Blackbird Specifications Primary Function: Strategic Reconnaissance Contractor: Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks Crew: Two Unit Cost: N/A Powerplant Two Pratt and Whitney J-58 axial-flow turbojets with afterburners, each producing 32,500 pounds of thrust Dimensions Length: 107.4 feet (32.73 m) Wingspan: 55.6 feet (16.94 m) Height: 18.5 feet (5.63 m) Weights Empty: N/A Maximum Takeoff: 140,000 pounds (52,250 kg) -- gross Performance Speed: over Mach 3.2 / 2,000 mph (3,200 kph) Ceiling: over 85,000 feet (26,000 m) Range: over 2000 miles (3200 km) unrefueled Armament N/A <!--END SPECIFICATIONS--> <!--BEGIN ACHIEVEMENTS--> SR-71 Blackbird Achievements The SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest aircraft in the world to take off under its own power. <!--END ACHIEVEMENTS--> <!--BEGIN FEATURES--> <!-- SR-71 Blackbird Features --> <!--END FEATURES--> <!--BEGIN BACKGROUND--> SR-71 Blackbird Background Developed for the USAF as reconnaissance aircraft more than 30 years ago, SR-71s are still the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft. The aircraft can fly more than 2200 mph (Mach 3+ or more than three times the speed of sound) and at altitudes of over 85,000 feet. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour.Summary Copyright © Charles M (JetWhiz) <!--END BACKGROUND-->
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