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Is the SR-91 Aurora and SR-72 Son Of Blackbird the Same Mach 6 Plane?

Yes, there is a ton of interest in the now that it likely will appear in the new Top Gun movie. However, could the SR-72 actually be an evolution of a rumored plane from years back, the ? It’s an interesting parlor game in defense analyst circles to ponder airplanes that could have been champions in the air. Sometimes these aircraft are real head-scratchers and seem like good ideas but continue to be enigmatic. Such is the case with the spy plane that presumably was developed in the 1990s but likely never made it past the drawing board.

Lets’ take a look at the Aurora, an airplane that might have changed the way we view ultra-fast reconnaissance airplanes.

SR-91: Could There Be Something Better Than Blackbird?

Toward the end of the Cold War, during the Reagan era, the Pentagon was looking for something faster and cheaper to

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