I know it is past Friday, but I wanted to finish my series. Too busy over the weekend to get on line and do this! This is the SR-71 "Blackbird". It is a high altitude supersonic recon aircraft. Revolutionary when it was built in the early 70's, it was used until 1993. The Blackbird could cruise at 85,000 feet altitude at a speed of 2150 MPH! To give you an idea, that is 64 minutes from LA to Washington DC, 1 hour 55 minutes from New York to London or 3 hours and 45 minutes for LA to London. It was never shot down and outran 642 missles that were shot at it!