I think it’s interesting that so much of that plane’s abilities are still classified.
“Sled Driver”...now there’s a book I want in the worst way. I love the stories on that plane posted here on FR from time to time and available on the net. The story about the ‘altitude check’ is hilarious.
Also, My daughter and I stopped at the Tucson museum on a trip. She had never seen a 71 in real life. For all her time with the 117, she still stood there slack jawed when she realized that they built that thing with slide rules and 1950s tech.
The lecturer was the author of Sled Driver and retold the altitude check story - I think that it included a speed check as well...