All About SR 71 Blackbird and When N. Korea Fired

Throughout the 20th Century, the phrase “black projects” has become an evocative and mysterious reminder that groundbreaking new technology is continually being developed behind the scenes. The term refers to US and UK military projects which are considered highly classified, and a perfect example of this would be the SR-71 Blackbird.

Created in the 1960s, this aircraft was capable of flying at more than three times the speed of the sound from its own engines. In fact, in 1976 this plane set the record for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft in the world, after flying 2193.13 mph in July of that year.

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