Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, Space Shuttle Discovery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, America - The SR-71 served with the US Air Force from 1964 to 1998. Only 32 SR-71s were built. This plane was not a fighter, it functioned for aerial reconnaissance at tremendous speeds and altitudes, which enabled it to outrace threats, such as surface to air missiles. The plane was designed to have early stealth characteristics and served as a precursor to future generations of stealth aircraft. The SR-71 still holds the record for speed, at 2,193 mph. For fans of the 'Transformers' movie you might recognize this location!
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