SR-71 Blackbird’s first test flight was slated for 22nd December, 1964 and since it has been a little more than 50 years, we think you all should know these 20 facts that pertain to this amazing spy plane.
Each of the Blackbird’s twin Pratt & Whitney J58 jet engines can crank out 34,000 pounds of thrust. It has about the same power as an ocean liner.
It is over 105ft long.
A-12 was operated by CIA and is a predecessor to the SR-71.
More than 1,000 missiles have tried over the course of plane’s service.
President Johnson announced the existence of a 2,000 mph plane publicly in February 1964.