S2-71 Blackbird???

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    Well , My query is :- Does the USAF have a plane capable of reaching Mach 7-8 speeds called the Blackbird?? I have heard so much about this plane in books and other sources. Is it a rumour or has the USAF finally created such a plane??? And what about the new Space Weapons Program of the U.S military ??? Is the U.S going to send nukes on space to bomb cities from there ??? Well , there has been a lot of speculation on the above topics but very little info.

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    The plane was created in the 60s and 70s. While it's ultimate top speed is classified, it set several public speed records. The plane is now mothballed - retired, as it were. It's obsolete.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-71
     
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    And its' replacement is so secret I bet even psycho doesn't know about it.:)
     
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    Psycho designed it...just ask him!
     
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    Thanks for reminding me. As I recall now, he also designed the skunk works too.
     
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    Do you mean the "Aurora"?
     
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    If I tell ya, I gotta kill ya. :)
     
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    .....dude....its a SR-71, you can see one at the National Air and Space Museum annex just outside Dulles Airport, its parked right in front of the Space Shuttle Enterprise...so I doubt its going to be used to "send nukes on space to bomb cities"....thats what we have ICBMs and submarines for.

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    The SR-71 was originally designed as an attack plane, but is worthless in that role, as it outruns its own munitions, and is (was) instead used as a spyplane. While its actual top speed is classified, seismic monitoring stations that pick up the sonic booms have clocked it going mach 4. I'm sure we've got something better, but the SR-71 was ultra-classified for decades.
     
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    The original attack aircraft was designated the YF-12 that was morphed into the SR-71.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_YF-12
     

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