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Crazy Fact: The SR-71 Blackbird Outran 4,000 Missiles

While no SR-71 was ever shot down, political infighting and funding issues finally grounded the speedy Blackbird.

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'107 feet of fire-breathing titanium': A US Air Force major describes flying the fastest plane in history

In the 1960s, when a single military incident had the potential to spark a nuclear war, the US government needed a surveillance plane that absolutely could not be detected, intercepted, or shot down.