The SR-71 family of aircraft needs no introduction to fans of military hardware, but for those of you unfamiliar with this incredible machine, allow us to briefly introduce it.
The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" was a long range strategic reconnaisance aircraft with capabilities that remain unparalleled to this day. Although it is public knowledge that this aircraft could fly at speeds up to Mach 3.2 and altitudes up to 85,000 feet, the exact top end and ceiling remain classified and may well be higher still. The "Blackbird" broke many speed and altitude records in its prime, and many of those records still stand today!
Far ahead of its time, the SR-71 first flew in 1964 and was not permanently retired until 1999!
This CD-ROM contains the entire Flight Manual for this aircraft, except for a few pages which are redacted because they are still classified. The manual comes in HTML format (like a huge website, similar to most of our CD-ROMs), plus a Windows browser that organizes the chapters in a tree-like outline, and a convenient printable single PDF file! There is also a supplemental manual and a gallery of SR-71 photos from NASA and the US Air Force. If you were to print the manuals out, you would need over 1,000 pages!
We're still putting together a kick-ass description page for this CD-ROM (with screenshots of our Win32 browser!) but for now, here is a list of chapters and a couple of sample pages:
SR-71A "Blackbird" Specifications