And this is true because of the variations of wind, temp., and altitude, etc., but a helluva lot closer than the 2700 claimed.
Speed Record may NOT be top speed
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On 1/18/2016 3:02 PM, Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] wrote:
Scooped by Wikipedia! The official SR-71 record was set in 1976 at 2193 mph, or 36.55 miles a minute, or 1.64 seconds per mile.
So - the SR-71 was a tad quicker than a 300 SRT.
I have had the pleasure of knowing 2 "space" travelers in my lifetime. First, Joe Walker, who was an X-15 test pilot who unfortunately died when his chase plane collided with the XB-70 Valkyrie delta wing bomber over the Antelope Valley in 1967.
Secondly, I first met Tony Bevacqua at a 300 Meet in Phoenix many years ago. We shared a room for the Meet and I cannot think of a better experience I had than chatting with him about his exploits in U-2's and SR-71's. Hopefully, for their enjoyment, Tony will someday give the Meet attendees an overview of his exciting career. He never would tell me what the top speed is of the SR-71!!
GO TONY!!! Thanks for being a good friend.
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