Introducing The INCREDIBLE Lockheed Martin SR-72—The Space Blackbird – American Military News

Introducing The INCREDIBLE Lockheed Martin SR-72—The Space Blackbird

WOW.

Most of us have heard of the famous Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. But what is next will blow your mind!

This plane doubles the SR-71’s speed (Mach 6!), can travel on the edge of space and best yet, can carry weapons!

This is an amazing plane that will change our military forever.

____________

Aviation Week’s Guy Norris has an exclusive article on the successor for the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, the legendary spy plane that may be the favorite of every airplane nerd in the world. The hypersonic SR-72 is the first aircraft that can fit perfectly in Star Wars or Galactica, a true space age ship.

In fact, it reminds me of a mix between a Viper Mark VII and Galactica’s one stealth one-of-a-kind Viper, also called the Blackbird, in obvious homage to the SR-71.

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has already begun development on the high altitude SR-72, which will fly at Mach 6—twice the speed of the SR-71—and will be capable of carrying weapons. Unlike the Blackbird, the SR-72 is an armed platform that will be capable of attacking from the edge of space.

Read More at Sploid