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This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby norbs » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:50 am

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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby J.D. » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:26 am

It's from Brian Shul's book "Sled Driver". Although published in the 1990s, it will still cost you hundreds of dollars if you decide to buy a copy.

The story has been around for a long time but I suspect it is actually true.

Another book on the SR-71 I'm keen to read is Paul Crickmore's "Beyond the Secret Missions" because there are detailed accounts of from some VVS pilots who tried to intercept it. Some people have a hard time swallowing this but it was the real reason - or one of them - why the Blackbird was retired. By the mid-1980s it was no longer invulnerable.

Even the greatest designs - and the SR-71 surely was the greatest - have their use-by date.
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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby Scottie » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:20 pm

That was fun just to read :)

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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby r8response » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:29 pm

Lets say I have a "copy" of Sled Driver....

If anyone were interested, I could perhaps pass it along.

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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby w00dsy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:32 pm

A paper or digital copy?

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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby r8response » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:40 pm

Digital. It's a PDF, quite readable.

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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby wobblysauce » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:44 pm

Sled Driver is a good read.
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Re: This is pretty cool, if true.

Postby Montey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:27 pm

Dredging up an old thread, but here's an interesting video...

- When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.
- If youre paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse? None! Icecream doesn't have bones!!!


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