Pasha Defragzor: Coolest US airplane, and X-15 maybe, but X-15 is a hardcore a bit
kannibalZZ: A beautiful and amazing piece of engineering and it was designed in the late 50's. I shudder to think what contemporary designers can come up with now.
Lane Taylor: i guess 25 people (as of today) were too stupid to understand this
terryk1233: This is amazing, I love hearing the old pilots in their own words. These guys were the cream of the crop back in their day, and honestly alot still probably are.
Jerrad Grinstead: very interesting and informative. thank you
Michael McKinley: Man Moment Machine. I love this video. The man who was actually there, explaining the bits and how it worked. Perfect awesome. thanks for sharing.
Magic mirror:1:00 The bypass is to do a RAMJET engine,only.
Cherif: ALIEN TECHNOLOGY....
NS2589: Really enjoy this guy. Seems very comfortable in front of a camera. So interesting to listen to him
Jason TBird: It would be much better if the info came form an engines troop than a pilot.
Billyboy: There is one of these sitting at castle afb about 30 minutes from my house. I love seeing it. It's crazy how small they are in person
TheMTrider16: Nice video, I've been listening to "Skunk Works" while traveling. After hearing the description from the book, its great to see engine in a video.
JosephHF: I could listen to this guy talk all night long.
apiece ofdirt: This guy is the crap!!
mike gray: Thanks for your service and the education about the sr-71.Wow! Thanks!
Brian Hoenig: Bummer the program was knocked out of the CIA in '63 after my grandfather was relieved of between 4-6 million in north Tahoe and conveniently killed in a plane crash. Kelly didn't have the knowledge of what was discovered in 1951 involving a scramjet and that this was to be in place of the ram air bypass. Would have put performance somewhere around Kingfisher and after satellites took over recon the program would have gone on into NASA, USAF would have gotten a better bird capable of Mach~5.
Paul Ferguson: Simply, thank you Sir.
K4rt80y: Ben Rich, Kelly's successor, was chief thermodynamasist on the A-12/Sr-71. Rich is what made the speed possible. The nacelles are a marvel.
Laurens Van Tuijl: Amazing stuff. Plane of the future... even though it is 60 years old... Shame.
Michel Tangy: Is the SR-71 a plane with two engines or is it two engines inside a flying frame?