Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
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uploaded 2020-10-10
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The King of Speed

It’s hard to introduce the SR-71 in a way that does it justice. It’s an absolutely iconic aircraft that has earned a legendary status both among aerospace enthusiasts and the general public.

Whether it’s for the space-age sleek lines, the romance of speed, or the secrecy that the program operated in during the heights of the Cold War, or the many trivia about it that give it a mythic status, the Blackbird will live on in our hearts for decades to come.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 548
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.10.0

Recreating the Icon

Fittingly, the SR-71 has a similarly special place in my own heart. It is the centerpiece of my home aerospace museum, has been continuously featured in my aerospace engineering classes (did you know that the SR-71 was the first plane designed with stealth characteristics OR body lift in mind?)
Even more specifically to my hobby of KSP replica building, this absolutely unbelievable SR-71 build by Eorin and Exothermos showed me and the now-thriving replica sub-community just what was possible in terms of accuracy within KSP.
More recently, AskSomoneElse’s Blackbird pushed the bar even higher, showing off how far replicas had come in the following year. Now, another two years later I figured it’s time that we saw how much higher and faster we can go. I’ll leave that for you to judge.

Flying the SR-71

It’s dead simple. 1 toggles the whiplashes, 2 toggles the panther afterbuner. SAS highly recommended

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