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Aircraft SR-71 Blackbird: eyewitnesses took it for an alien ship


Stories about aliens, whose ships were allegedly observed in the sky in various parts of the earth, number in the thousands. Moreover, most often "alien ships" were observed over the areas of military testing. Conspiracy theorists stated that this is "easy to explain", since "aliens" are interested in the military activity of earthlings. Everything, of course, is more prosaic. Testing military aircraft were often mistaken for alien ships.

When the American strategic reconnaissance aircraft Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird appeared in the sky, people who saw it for the first time began to photograph the aircraft and send photos to newspapers. The photographs were accompanied by notes that, "probably, we are talking about an alien ship."

Such "evidence" is associated with, to put it mildly, not quite the usual appearance of this aircraft. Especially for the 1960s.

This reconnaissance aircraft is not in operation today. However, some of its characteristics can be envied by many modern means of military aviation... SR-71 Blackbird could fly at altitudes up to 25 thousand meters. For a certain time, it was actually considered inaccessible to missiles of air defense systems. In addition, the American aircraft from Lockheed had impressive speed indicators. Exactly 45 years ago, the SR-71 Blackbird set the speed record for manned aircraft. The speed of the Blackbird was over 3,5 thousand km / h.

The SR-71 Blackbird, of course, cannot be attributed to alien ships, but for the 1960-1970s it was a truly unique aircraft, including because of the engineering solutions for the fuselage and engine layout.

He is described in the story on the SkyShips channel:


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  1. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 8 October 2021 15: 58
    SkyShips channel, my respect hi Excellent, professional work!
  2. AC130 Gunship
    AC130 Gunship 8 October 2021 16: 19
    We often "led" him in the mid-80s, when he flew from Mildenhall along the northern borders of the USSR.
    Then, with surprise, 20 years later I met this particular aircraft in the Central Air Museum of the United States on a.b. Wright-Patterson in Dayton. They write there exactly where each plane served before entering the museum.
    For a long time I stood beside him in silence. As if I met an old friend ...
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 8 October 2021 16: 53
    Amers have no problems with futurism wassat
  4. Mouse
    Mouse 8 October 2021 17: 17
    Testing military aircraft were often taken for alien ships.

    After the "War of the Worlds" radio show, it turned out that about 300 Americans had personally seen the Martians ....
    Impressive people ...
  5. svp67
    svp67 8 October 2021 17: 17
    eyewitnesses mistook him for an alien ship
    And not surprisingly, such shapes, colors, speeds ... When I first saw it in the photo, I immediately identified ... a spaceship, and only ...
    1. Snail N9
      Snail N9 9 October 2021 07: 48
      For a UFO "Aurora" is taken .. Or maybe she is a UFO ...? recourse
  6. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 8 October 2021 17: 17
    It is a pity that they did not fill up any one.
    1. svoroponov
      svoroponov 18 November 2021 19: 47
      One was shot down in the Far East. According to GUGLite, the Third World War. When we were looking for the downed Boeing, we found something from the SR-71.
      1. 75 Sergey
        75 Sergey 19 November 2021 08: 24
        Fresh giving, but hard to cook.
        1. svoroponov
          svoroponov 19 November 2021 20: 53
          Find a book and read. There are many interesting things.
          It's just that the events of that moment were not limited to the shooting down of a passenger Boeing. It's just that it was hushed up. The leadership of the USSR at that time, in the person of Brezhnev, did not dare to fully cover those events, since this could actually lead to World War III. Although I may be wrong and it did the right thing, it's not for me to judge.
          1. 75 Sergey
            75 Sergey 20 November 2021 20: 48
            That South Korean Boeing, like the Malaysian one, is of the same berry field.
  7. Aurel
    Aurel 8 October 2021 18: 37
    Yes, this plane still fascinates with its appearance.
  8. kytx
    kytx 8 October 2021 19: 30
    Fierce apparatus!
  9. Gunfighter95
    Gunfighter95 25 October 2021 12: 10
    During his service in the GSVG he had one "meeting" with him. The case turned out to be somewhat anecdotal ...
    I was then the commander of a radar reconnaissance platoon of the control battery.
    ZRP KUB, stood on the database. If I am not mistaken, in March 1988, the regiment's special officer reported that, according to their intelligence, an SR-71 would be flying at a certain time at night.
    Readiness # 1 was announced. I have a "meter" P18 in my platoon, the rotational speed of the "rake" is a maximum of 6 rpm. Range of action is 360 km.
    We pulled up the antenna as high as possible, taking into account the height at which the strategist must pass.
    And they began to watch. About an hour later, two notches were caught in the indicated sector almost tangentially to the range of the station. The scout walked along the short chord of our IKO.
    They filmed everything, developed the film, printed the photo and gave the photo to the chief of intelligence.
    Scream, screams, checkmate. The sense is the same - the station does not see anything, we are mediocrity, shoot, etc. etc...
    Here's the thing. Usually, the control flight was done by turntables. The speed is almost 10 times lower than that of the 71st, the height is the same. Plus the flight path with an imitation of an attack on our air defense missile system. And on the photo control, respectively, hundreds of serifs. You can create a track and clearly track the entire trajectory of the helicopter flight. Here is our intelligence chief, who at one time graduated from the "cycling" school (who did not understand - there were such VUs that gave secondary education after 3 years of training and a junior lieutenant), and considered that we should have received from the strategist too at least a hundred "serifs".
    The major had to draw a diagram on a piece of paper, make an elementary calculation. He proved that with such a target speed and antenna rotation speed of the 18th, this is generally the maximum that we could do based on the technical capabilities of the radar. He took a sheet with my calculations, photographs of photo control and went with the battalion commander to a report to the Army air defense squad.
    In the morning, a call from the command post. Come on, I think there will be a separation. It turned out that they called for gratitude from the command to note.
    The battalion commander then told what had happened. Beginning of the air defense headquarters, as I saw only two serifs on the photo control, I immediately flew into a rage. In general, everything that I heard from my beginning was repeated. intelligence. laughing
    But our major (by the way, a cool guy, only a little knowledge), armed with my piece of paper, clearly reported everything, which surprised the command. The colonel told him directly that although the major was not an amateur (literally speaking, the slang was used purely in the army), he did not believe that he had calculated all this himself. Our intelligence chief honestly said that it was the chief-station-commander of the reconnaissance platoon who drew and calculated everything for him.
    The colonel cheered up, realizing that he was not mistaken in his assumptions, and the next regiment was summoned to report. As luck would have it, we only spotted the strategist twice. The others either patted him at all, or caught one serif at a time. Here, of course, the colonel broke away ...
    Well, we got gratitude. drinks

    Yours faithfully,

    Station P18 and NRZ
    1. svoroponov
      svoroponov 19 November 2021 21: 20
      As soon as the MiG-25 interceptor entered service, they sharply reduced flights and then stopped completely. The scout usually walked towards the USSR and at a certain point began a U-turn in such a way that he almost crossed the projection of the USSR border line. The interceptors did not have time, rising on alarm to the border to the missile launch point, he managed to make a lapel from the border. The missiles of the air defense systems would also not have had time to hit him to the lapel, since the scout's wreckage would have fallen in neutral waters and this is an act of war. After the appearance of the MiG-25 with its missiles, he managed to reach the border until the moment the reconnaissance turned around. A possible launch would lead to the fact that at the height and speed of the scout, the wreckage after the defeat of 71 would have ended up in our territory.
      The Americans calculated this and stopped flying. We made an emphasis on reconnaissance by satellites.
  10. Ulad
    Ulad 30 November 2021 10: 21
    Handsome devil!