SR-71 Blackbird Fastest Aircraft - first introduced in 1966, the SR-71 Blackbird was crowned as the fastest manned reconnaissance until four decades later. Produced by Lockheed SR-71 was designed by Clarence "Kelly" Johnson an important figure in the history of aviation.
Debuting on December 22, 1964, and began his career in the military in January 1966. SR-71 capable of flying at mach 3.2 even more.
SR-71 is a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft are highly vulnerable to Soviet air defense because of the speed and capability of flying higher and comes with the ability to escape.
In fact, this plane never crashed by the enemy, 12 units from 32 units ever built were destroyed in accidents. The aircraft painted with the new technology that allows hard to track radar. The overall shape of the aircraft is also one of the first stealth aircraft technology.
What they say now?
Today you will not find SR-71 flying in the clouds. Instead, you will only find in the museum, or if you work for Lockheed in Palmdale, you'll find three of them locked in their hangar warehouse.
SR-71 was permanently retired in 1998 when Congress and the U.S. Air Force decided the plane was very expensive for the maintenance and operational costs.
Although retired for the first time in 1991, Congress decided to re-activate a small fleet to be used during the Cold War.
Awesome upgrades to the aircraft, such as advanced radar systems and data links that can send images in real time, the SR-71 remained saved at hanggar in 1998 for good.
If you ever want to see traces of the greatness of SR-71, you can find them in a variety of museum space and at the Air Force base in Tucson, Arizona; Edwards Air Force Base in California; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, as well as numerous museums in California, England, Ashland, Nebraska, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia.
Volkswagen Scirocco fan drool definitely a variant of this one.
Volkswagen GTS models revive the Scirocco variants displayed premiere at the Leipzig Auto Show in Germany at the end of this spring.
Scirocco GTS recently sold in Europe at a price of between 28 100 to 33 525 euro.
GTS variant will be offered in a choice of five engines, including 1.4-liter TSI 158 hp and 207 hp 2.0-liter TSI petrol and 2.0-liter TDI 138 hp or a 2.0-liter TDI and 2.0-liter TDI BlueMotion 168 hp diesel.
What differentiates the GTS variant to other Scirocco is variants take display. One is tagged sporty strip of the front hood on to the roof and ended up in the back.
There is also a red on the side mirrors and brake callipers specifically on models 2.0 TSI. Other than that there's more velek standard size 18 inch and 19 inch as optional facilities, as well as a rear spoiler picked from R models plus a new rear bumper features a diffuser.
GTS interior is decorated with black seats with sporty red stitching, piano black accents on the dashboard, the steering wheel with a flat bottom which is also adorned with red stitching, GTS logo on the back seat and some other accessories.