A fast-paced, high-interest overview of the features, purpose, history, and high-speed capabilities of the SR-71 Blackbird—the fastest manned airplane in the world.
Part of the Now That's Fast! series
As seemingly impossible travel barriers are broken by self-driving automobiles and futuristic passenger vehicles, inquisitive minds are often fascinated by the many forms, features, and abilities of transportation--especially when it comes to speed. Now That's Fast! offers a high-interest introduction to the mind-boggling speeds and incredible features of some of the world's fastest terrestrial vehicles and airborne crafts. Each title includes a brief history as it explains the purpose of these distinctive forms of transportation, and a diagram allows readers an up-close look at the featured craft's construction.