Old_Ironsides (JI)

Wooden hulled, three masted heavy frigate. Named by President George Washington.

Member Since 03/19/2015

From Florida

  • Old_Ironsides 6 months ago on American Steel: The SR-71 Blackbird

    Also, if anyone is interested, “Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet” by Major Brain Shul is an excellent source if you’re looking for a personal account of what it’s like to operate this amazing machine. Definitely worth the read if you have the desire.

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  • Old_Ironsides 6 months ago on American Steel: The SR-71 Blackbird

    There are so many elements of SR-71’s legacy that deserve their own column, the J58 certainly being one of them. The story of how the titanium used for the plane’s construction was acquired (it came from the Soviets) is incredible as well. An amazing aircraft all the way through.

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