MIL Google Maps Overlay showing SR-71 Blackbirds

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  1. el3ment

    el3ment New Member

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    I'm pretty impressed with the level of biographical information provided for each plane. The Lost Blackbirds catagory especially:

    SR-71B tail number 17957 suffered a double generator failure over Washington 11 Jan 1968. She managed to stay airborne nearly 1000 miles before crashing less than 10 miles short of the runway at Beale AFB, CA. Both student pilot Capt David Fruehauf and his instructor, Lt Col Robert Sowers ejected safely.

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    M-21 tail number 06941 was destroyed 30 Jul 1966 when the D-21 drone it was launching bounced off the inside of the mothership's shockwave and struck 941 near the wing root. Lockheed test pilot Bill Park and Launch Control Officer Ray Torick ejected safely over the Pacific, but Torick drowned when his flight suit took on water.

    941 was the only Blackbird ever to launch a D-21, having done so three times prior to the crash. All future D-21 launches were from underwing pylons on B-52s.

    http://gmaps.tommangan.us/blackbirds.html
     
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    TylerTX :noes:

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    I heart blackbirds
     
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    Really cool link :coold:
     
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    Badass man, amazing how much shit is declassified nowadays.
     

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