The SR-71 Blackbird changed into an advanced bloodless conflict-generation reconnaissance plane developed by way of Lockheed in the Sixties. the program became referred to as a "black challenge," which meant it turned into noticeably labeled. The twin-engine, two-seater plane changed into capable of outracing ability threats in the course of reconnaissance missions, which include being capable of accelerate and out-fly surface-to-air missiles if it became detected.
The SR-71 Blackbird should boost up to Mach 3.three (extra than 2,200 mph, or three,540 km/h) at an altitude of eighty,000 feet (24,four hundred m).
The SR-71 made its first flight in December 1964, and was flown through the U.S. Air force from 1964 to 1998. The Blackbird's performance and achievements cemented the aircraft as one of the best triumphs in aviation technology in the course of the bloodless conflict.