The SR-71 Blackbird is a legendary aircraft that has been the fastest plane ever built. Developed by Lockheed Martin in the 1960s, the SR-71 was designed to fly at speeds of Mach 3.2 (2,200 mph) and altitudes of 85,000 feet. It was the first aircraft to be able to fly at such speeds and altitudes, and it was also the first aircraft to be able to fly at supersonic speeds without using afterburners.
The SR-71 was designed to be a reconnaissance aircraft, and it was used extensively during the Cold War. It was able to fly over hostile territory and take pictures of military installations without being detected. The SR-71 was also used to gather intelligence on Soviet missile sites and other military targets.
The SR-71 was powered by two Pratt & Whitney J58 engines, which were capable of producing 32,500 pounds of thrust each. The aircraft was made of titanium, which allowed it to withstand the extreme temperatures generated by flying at such high speeds. The SR-71 was also equipped with a sophisticated electronic countermeasures system, which allowed it to detect and evade enemy radar.
The SR-71 was an incredibly advanced aircraft, and it was the first of its kind. It was able to fly faster and higher than any other aircraft, and it was able to gather intelligence without being detected. The SR-71 was retired in 1998, but it still holds the record for the fastest plane ever built.