SR-71 SR-71A As a startfighter
+Robert Little Is the lower one an A-12?I'm only asking because of the shape of the nose.
Hello. F-104 forever, the best in the world
+giantnardman YF-12, maybe…it had a air intercept radar in the nose.
+Jeb Hoge I believe you are correct
The German proverb goes – If you want to get F-104, buy a piece of land and till it drops out of the sky…
+Aleksey Ambaryan I just googled the F-104. The first thing that came up was "F-104 Crashes". Wow.
+Jeb Hoge if I recall correctly, it was first Mach 2.4 Jet.
+giantnardman it is actually the YF- 12A prototype of the SR-71, it was built as these fastest intersepter but they went with recon. It is a variation of the blackbird but my goof
+Aleksey Ambaryan which one? The YF-12A was top speed of mach 3.35 blackbird at 3.2 both still classed as the fastest planes on the planet
I believe Chuck Yeager set an altitude record or attempted to set an altitude record in the smaller jet, an F104 I believe. He ended up having to punch out setting a record for the highest ejection at the time. This is from what I remember. I hope I'm correct.
+Robert Little the F-104
What I wouldn't give to see that formation at an airshow
I wish they were still flying out of RAF Mildenhall ! Nothing sounds anything like as good at 500ft 🙂
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