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The SR-71 flight manual can also be found here [0].

I was surprised to find the plane can be flown solo [1], and with no pressure suit below 50,000 feet [2].

There is also a section on "Tactical Limits" describing scenarios where exceeding normal operating limits is advised to exit a hostile area [3]

0. https://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/manual/

1. https://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/manual/5/5-23.php

2. https://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/manual/5/5-23.php

3. https://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/manual/3/3-135.php




Link [3] is hilarious in how banal it is- the same of the manual describes both how to defog your windows and how to GTFO if under hostile missile fire.


> I was surprised to find the plane can be flown solo [1],

Doubtlessly a consequence of the A-12 being flown solo. The SR-71 was a derivative of the A-12.




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