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.