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March ARBs SR-71 Blackbird from a slightly different angle.


March Field Air Museum, 2007
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ReferenceDesk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Artist
I took pics of this plane taking off from Luke AFB in Phoenix, and when I got my film developed, it was nothing but blue sky. Strange, I thought for sure I had it in focus too. :(
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PhotoDyne Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
very nice, always good to see her from new angles. You know she is now in the hanger right? They have a ladder up to the cockpits with the canopies open so you can see into them, along with the engine inlet and nozzle blocks removed, which provide for very cool shots into the engine necelles.

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Playstationloverrace Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"transforms" Hey! Jetfire!
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ILoVededYOu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Photographer
they gotta bring it back! modern design
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice shot. Great bird.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
great shot I love the nose to tail angle god damn that avatar is creepy
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
hey i've been there before. good angle on it ^^
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Genesis2Revolution Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The angle of the shot makes it look really long and slim, nice angle
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frenchfriedpancakes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
awesome pic i love the way the overview looks.
so that what its called i've been here but i forgot the name of the museum >.<
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
sweet
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coldangel1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to jam one of those J-58 engines into a MiG-21 airframe.
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
There's not enough butter and shoe-horns in the world. ;)
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coldangel1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was going to say something about lube, but your comment is better.

Still...
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well, cleaner.... I don't know about better.....
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coldangel1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In any event, a small one-seater built around one of those motherf-king engines would be a hell of a lot of fun if it didn't kill you.
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yggdrasil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
man how could they retire this plane.. its so badass

then again fuel leaking out of the craft when its not flying ain't so cool

nice pic!
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Outrageous operating costs, and the inability to match the resolution of even private satellite imaging, let alone the stuff the military has and won't show us.
But it sure did sound good when it flew!
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yggdrasil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
the soundguy in me is even more jealous... post the sounds with your pics man! I'll pay you
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
best I can do for you is some video I shot of the mass launch at Red Flag last month.
[link]
Please make the check out to "Tom Hurst: Photographer: ;)
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automaton79 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Nice.. the SR was always my favorite plane. The year I saw it a MAFB (at the time), the flight demonstration was incredible... The angle of this shot definitely adds to the intimidation factor. Well done.
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fiamen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
I've featured this great photo in my journal :) [link] Hope you don't mind :)
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fiamen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
It's one of my favorite. Great photo. Haven't you got more photos of Blackbird^^?
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
There are about four or five in my gallery, but all of this aircraft. Sadly, I haven't seen one fly in more than ten years. Maybe next time I make it out to Edwards.....
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fiamen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
but does any of them still flies? I've heard that it was retired in 1998 [link]
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
There are at least two flying SR-71s at Dryden flight test center at Edwards AFB in California. Both used by NASA for high altitude atmospheric testing.
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Frankie3131 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Awesome pic, , if I mat ask how did you get this shot?
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Certainly. Canon 20D, 18-55mm lens, mounted on a monopod and held over my head and using a remote shutter release. I first tried this at Nellis and it worked out really well. I got some great shots of the F-117A and the F-22A this way.
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Frankie3131 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
oh ok, thank you, maybe I should try that. :D
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thebes1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Saw these when I first went to Kadena AFB. When I was in they said the North Koreans fired a missle at a Blackbird. By the time the missle got to where it was, it was halfway over Russia.
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DarkR0bert Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008   Photographer
still fastest plane on earth with human onboard , or I'm wrong? Great pictirue, though
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, there is the X-15 which reached a top speed of Mach 6.70. Officially the top speed of the Blackbird was Mach 3+.
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DarkR0bert Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Photographer
I know that there is X-15 but there wasn't any man onboard afaik, yep?
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Neil Armstrong, Scott Crossfield, Michael Adams, Bill Dana, Joe Engle, Bill Knight, John McKay, Forrest Petersen, Robert Rushworth, Milton Thompson, Joe Walker, Alvin White, and Bob White all had flights as pilots of one of the three X-15s.
No men on board.... just legends.
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DarkR0bert Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Photographer
sorry , my bad.
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Rabenkraehe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
The record entry for the Blackbird reads "fastest jet plane", because the X-15 was rocket propelled.
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Serrishi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Beautiful shot of my favorite plane!
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UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome. Not sure how you got this one, but it's very unusual and not something you see hardly at all. Nicely done amigo.
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It involved a monopod, a sure hand, and a timer. Now I've got a remote with a 196 inch cable to do the same trick.
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UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wow. Nice job.
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