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VSN Blackbird MOD - SR-71A BLACKBIRD #61-7972


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Hi to all!!!

That's my last work for the mighty Blackbird  


Livery for VSN_YF12A v2.7.5.02 MOD  


Here the link for the Mod: https://filehorst.de/folder.php?key=duuqITUb





SR-71A #61-7972 is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. From 1991 until September 2003, #972 was in storage at Washington Dulles International Airport in a building specifically constructed for this aircraft. There, it was under strict surveillance by National Air and Space Museum representatives, who regularly adjusted humidity levels to ensure the best possible preservation conditions. This aircraft is no doubt the best-looking of the remaining SR-71s, along with SR-71A #976.  


This aircraft holds many records that were set on 6 March 1990, when it was flown from Palmdale to Dulles in what was intended to be the last USAF flight of the SR-71. It also holds the New York to London record of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds set in 1974. You may have noted the Skunk Works insignia on the rudders of #972. After SR-71A #955's last flight on 24 January 1985, #972 became the Palmdale test aircraft. This aircraft's assembly started 13 December 1965 and was rolled out on 15 September 1966. #972 first flew on 12 December 1966 and over the course of 23½ years, it flew for 2801.1 hours.


Link for livery: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/it/files/3318236/












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Mach 4.2 at 120,000 feet MSL. Can DCS even handle that envelope. Also max speed of SR-71 depended on altitude and weather temperature deviations at that altitude, as there were structural and skin temperature limits. Does DCS even sim that deep where leading edge temperature is computed in real time. Temp devs and turbulence, and trim would affect airflow that caused one or the other engine to unstart (flame out), which caused sympathetic unstart on opposite engine. Requiring inflight relight. With 16 TBE 'shots' available per flight.

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