First flight of the SR-71 “Blackbird” was Dec. 22 1964. Utilizing early stealth technology, it chugged air space at Mach 3+ the speed of sound.
. While parked on the tarmac the fighter leaked fuel so freely it had to be hooked to the fueling hose to the moment of take-off. .The high speed cause such friction that the skin would heat up and expand to close the gaps in the outer skin of the aircraft.
. At the time of the last flights of the SR-71, it had not been bettered by any other aircraft.
From the Gilded Time, when American Exceptionalism was a common virtue.
OH! God bless the Egyptians. Without Obamanesque delusions of peaceful rehabilitation of the Muslim Brotherhood or it’s propaganda dept., Al-Jazeera Egypt again has put the forces of evil in their place! Egypt, a major player in world history for the last 3 thousand years, is refusing a transformation to a backward Islamic hell hole. . They have been ‘dealing’ with these fringe movements since the 1930’s when the Brotherhood first reared its nappy pate. They know what they are about. And they have been about kicking the ass of Obama’s chums.