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SR-71A Blackbird Spy Plane

This image is looking up the jet engine of a SR-71A Blackbird spy place. The SR-71 Blackbird is a reconnaissance aircraft used by the CIA, built in 1964 and whose first flight was on March 5, 1965. This aircraft could be equipped with various cameras and ground-mapping radar systems. The SR-71 could reach speeds in excess of Mach 3+ (2193 mph), had a max altitude in excess of 85,000 feet and once traveled from New York to London in 1 hour and 55 minutes and 42 seconds.