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i think lockheed bought m-d -- or someone did . I am trying to remember that fellow who ran it . Kelly Johnson ? Tony's plane is in a book all about it .. Called "From archangel to senior crown "
Lots of tech details ; book is from AIAA 
But you are absolutely correct that Lockheed skunk works did develop the Sr 71 under lockheed name . 
Now I am confused myself . Phantom fighter came from i thought md skunkworks . Maybe there were two ? Doubt that .. 
I will have to find out !! 
Sorry for any confusion !
John

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On Jan 18, 2016, at 9:31 PM, DAN300F@xxxxxxx wrote:

John:
 
I thought it was Lockheed skunk works.
 
Dan Reitz
 
In a message dated 1/18/2016 2:14:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Love your style Tony!

 

I have the engineering development book about that plane ,arcangel, (sp?) etc . It was , er, a little fussy ---in going off even 1 degree , off level flight at speed ! Smile

 

–maybe ---You probably can drive my car!

 

Go McDonnel-Douglas skunkworks! 100 guys, the best ----- I used their motto in my engineering (x ray co) :  Lighten it; simplicate it; lighten it again!

 

Guys, think 2200 mph and tipping the nose up or down.  Not a pretty thought!

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 'Tony Bevacqua' tonysru2@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 4:35 PM
To: kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx; 'EMills_ATC'
Cc: 'DAN300F@xxxxxxx'; chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] Area 51

 




And that was pure BS!!

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 1:20 PM
To: EMills_ATC
Cc: DAN300F@xxxxxxx; chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Area 51

 

 

Right. That was claimed by one pilot to have been closer to 2700 mph in the interest of shaking a missile off his tail, and was not official.

 

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 4:14 PM, EMills_ATC <millserat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Speed Record may NOT be top speed

Edward Mills Antique Tractors 1930-1960 Antique Cars 1960-1985

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.

 

Keith Boonstra

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On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 3:36 PM, dan300f@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

Hi all:

 

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.

 

Dan Reitz

Bell Canyon, CA

 

 

 

 






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