Details of how the SR-71 works
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft to ever to see operational service.
Behold the cockpit of one of the finest spy planes ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird. The Blackbird, created by Lockheed Martin's famous Skunkworks, was a revolutionary platform for its time. Described by a former pilot as "107 feet of fire-breathing titanium," the Blackbird's groundbreaking construction made it unique among planes, and made it to the fastest plane in the world.
Most of the controls explored in this video are relatively standard, however a few stand out. Item 12 on the list, the environmental controls, affect standard cockpit conditions like temperature, but also control the temperature of the pilot's flight suits.
"The Blackbird plane always showed us something new, worth seeing each aircraft possessing its own unique personality. In time, we realized we were flying a national treasure. When we taxied out of our revetments for takeoff, people took notice. That Changed the World for me"