Reply to post: Re: SR-71

Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

circuitguy

Re: SR-71

SR-71 nose was more for stabilization and some lift at extreme altitude. at 3+mach speeds at 80k+ ft, air density varies a lot quicker, the nose helps "lift" and spread the shock wave created from re-entering denser air, think of it like boat breaking thru short high waves......

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