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Early years...SR-71...ever wonder how it got from there to there?
Roadrunners Internationale ^ | unk | Frank Murray

Posted on 05/04/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT by Doogle

Interesting story of how they transported the Blackbird of Project OXCART, it was known that the A-12s would be built in the SkunkWorks within the Lockheed Plant complex in Burbank, California and that the A-12s would have to be transported overland to Area 51 for flight testing, development and training of the Project Pilots. Photo's and planning story

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KEYWORDS: sr71
Interesting site .......something today's government would hire the Chinese to accomplish....ENJOY
1 posted on 05/04/2013 12:11:07 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 05/04/2013 12:12:02 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I was ordered not to look at it one time. Yeah, I looked.


3 posted on 05/04/2013 12:14:32 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Doogle

With Amazon Prime you get free two-day shipping.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 12:15:06 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

?


5 posted on 05/04/2013 12:17:10 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I got to watch the pilots suit up (more like astronauts) and perform a night time takeoff, while at Beale. Wicked cool!


6 posted on 05/04/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

loud too.......


7 posted on 05/04/2013 12:24:21 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

The greatest aircraft there ever was. The Aurora might take that honor but I don’t know if it exists or not.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Doogle

Very cool, thanks for posting.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 12:28:18 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Doogle

To depressing to look at.

At one time we could DO things like that - today we can’t even keep highways in good repair. From a time when NO was not taken for an answer to any challenge, to a time when WE CAN’T is the answer to almost everything worth doing.

That’s what happens when you take people that were not qualified to be anything more than “Miss Grease Rack” back then and entrust them with leadership positions today.

Sigh.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Doogle

No kidding. Height of the can do era. Sigh.......


11 posted on 05/04/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Doogle

Awesome.

I touched one once, after it was already out of commission, sitting on the tarmac at Offutt as a museum piece.


12 posted on 05/04/2013 12:34:46 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life, liberty, property, family, RKBA, sovereignty, security, borders, independence, the oath.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
At one time we could DO things like that - today we can’t even keep highways in good repair. From a time when NO was not taken for an answer to any challenge, to a time when WE CAN’T is the answer to almost everything worth doing.

That could be said again and again.

13 posted on 05/04/2013 12:36:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: chesty_puller

Are you the one who looked inside the hanger while the Black Bird was being refuled and found yourself looking down the bore of a rifle?


14 posted on 05/04/2013 12:37:30 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Doogle

My uncle, now deceased, worked on those planes as an electronic technician. Lockheed thought enough of him so that they elevated him to an engineer just before he retired. Better retirement. He would board a plane with painted windows, the plane would circle a few times to disorient the passengers, then off to area 51. God Bless him he died at age 95 last year. I miss him a lot as he was a stablizing figure in our lives.


15 posted on 05/04/2013 12:42:10 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: andyk

I was temp stationed at Beale with our KC-135Q (we called it “queer”) as it had special tanks aboard for the JP-7 fuel while our aircraft used JP-4.

We used to watch them take off! Straight down the runway, the straight up till out of sight!

We also saw one coming in for a landing, then a puff of smoke and lots of firetrucks headed for the end of the runway.


16 posted on 05/04/2013 12:42:44 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: OneWingedShark

One must make inept women and minorities look adept. I love the TV propaganda.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 12:44:15 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: chesty_puller
I was ordered not to look at it one time. Yeah, I looked.

If you had been with Indiana Jones your face would have melted.

18 posted on 05/04/2013 12:44:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Doogle


19 posted on 05/04/2013 12:50:27 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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20 posted on 05/04/2013 12:52:58 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: I cannot think of a name

“At one time we could DO things like that”

On a similar note, IIRC the Saturn rockets used for the Apollo missions could not be made today - the plans are lost. OTOH, a local company is working on fusion propulsion.


23 posted on 05/04/2013 1:01:32 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: thackney
I saw that one make its final landing. The weather had to be perfect for it to make its landing on the short runway behind the museum.
24 posted on 05/04/2013 1:02:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
At one time we could DO things like that - today we can’t even keep highways in good repair. From a time when NO was not taken for an answer to any challenge, to a time when WE CAN’T is the answer to almost everything worth doing.

Ergo my theorm that America peaked in 62' and after they took God out of the schools, Kennedy allowed Unionized State and Federal workers, and after his brother Teddy helped Fubar immigration in 65' or 66' it was all over....

25 posted on 05/04/2013 1:04:33 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
One must make inept women and minorities look adept. I love the TV propaganda.

I assume that you mean misandry in the media? -- Someone noticed it and made a series, of the same name, on youtube: link.
(He's up to 18 parts; and some of the observations he makes are spot on.)

26 posted on 05/04/2013 1:06:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Doogle

Great story and cool pics....
Thanks for posting!!


27 posted on 05/04/2013 1:10:41 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Donkey Odious

YW


28 posted on 05/04/2013 1:11:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Are you the one who looked inside the hanger while the Black Bird was being refuled and found yourself looking down the bore of a rifle?

No, but that happened to me when I drove up to NORAD.

29 posted on 05/04/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Isn’t that the truth? The Golden Gate Bridge was built in the 30s and is going strong. Today, CalTrans totally botched the new Bay Bridge span because the earthquake safety bolts are all embrittled with hydrogen. They don’t have a clue how to fix the partially-completed structure. What a mess we are in today.


30 posted on 05/04/2013 1:19:49 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Doogle

Thanks for posting this! An acquaintance of mine who worked on the project got a kick out of the photos.


32 posted on 05/04/2013 1:50:56 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Carthego delenda est

YW


33 posted on 05/04/2013 1:54:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; taildragger; 21twelve; F15Eagle
I will admit that after Reagan's landslide second term election, I actually thought we were on our way back. Sometime after the election of clintoon, I realized it has all been an illusion.

September 11th was our generation's Pearl Harbor, and for a few brief months I thought perhaps we were about to channel the Greatest Generation and reclaim our way. But that didn't last long.

The 2nd American Revolution could solve our problems, but I'm afraid the only people that give a damm enough to fight it are growing older every day. Probably all the liberal scum side has to do to win, is wait.

34 posted on 05/04/2013 2:00:18 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: F15Eagle
Is that really a B-1B or is it the B-1A repainted?

B1-B. Tail number 84-051.


35 posted on 05/04/2013 2:22:00 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

It doesn’t. Trust me. LOL! SR’s never existed either. Until I saw one leave Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach one day. They had to stop for some issue and my youngest and I were at the beach when she left. FRICKIN’ WOW!


37 posted on 05/04/2013 2:39:14 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: taildragger
my theorm that America peaked in 62' and after they took God out of the schools, Kennedy allowed Unionized State and Federal workers, and after his brother Teddy helped Fubar immigration in 65' or 66' it was all over....

I thought my wife & I were the only ones who have noticed this. It has been done one small baby step at a time, you know, progressively. Because us older types know what has happened and what we have lost the "power that be" want us shuffled of this mortal coil ASAP and that means ObamaCare.

38 posted on 05/04/2013 2:40:47 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: 21twelve
The Saturn V F1 engines have been rebuilt by the Huntsville, Alabama, Rocket Rednecks using museum pieces and displays from around the country! They test fired it back in January.

NASA is supposed to create a new jumbo rocket, the Space Launch System--SLS, built on these F1 engines.

The Rocket Rednecks, in front of their rebuilt F1, in 1960's NASA white Shirts and black ties:

39 posted on 05/04/2013 3:08:26 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: KarlInOhio

I saw it inside a much more crowded display 2 1/2 decades ago.


40 posted on 05/04/2013 3:25:04 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: F15Eagle
it's easy to tell the difference from the chines on the front of the SR-71 that the A-12 doesn't have
41 posted on 05/04/2013 4:52:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
and all designed with a slide rule...
42 posted on 05/04/2013 4:53:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 21twelve

“At one time we could DO things like that”

On a similar note, IIRC the Saturn rockets used for the Apollo missions could not be made today - the plans are lost. OTOH, a local company is working on fusion propulsion.

I recently read an article on what website I can’t recall,but the article said that there is a Company who is going to reverse engineer the engines from the Saturn 5 and manufacture them.

What they dis is they went to a number of museums that had the engines and disassembled them,then scanned the parts into a computer system.

The main engines for the Saturn 5 are supposed to be the most powerful rocket engines ever built.


43 posted on 05/04/2013 5:37:34 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Doogle

One thing about the SR-71 it got from here to there quickly and was never damaged in flight during its missions over hostile territory.


44 posted on 05/04/2013 5:40:10 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: PLMerite
With Amazon Prime

You end up supporting homo marriage, Julian Assange and pedophilia.

46 posted on 05/04/2013 7:07:39 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: puppypusher; Alas Babylon!

See post #39. Pretty cool stuff. Those guys on the left look like kids!


47 posted on 05/04/2013 9:29:39 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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