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ROTF Jetfire On Great Planes

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Blasten Blaster at 2009-07-22 9:10 pm
No‚ not really Jetfire but for those of us trans-fans who receive the military channel this friday at 7pm and again at 10pm the show Great Planes will be airing a new documentary on the SR-71 Blackbird Jetfire's alt form in the movie. This is a good way to learn about his alt form how it was made and what it cam do, so kiddies if your parents complain just tell then its educational. I should point out that the air time is based on pacific standard time so be sure to check your local listings.

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Sabrblade said,  - 2009-07-22 21:40:59
Erm, not really a fan of the Military Channel. I just want the figure.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-07-22 22:01:30
I love it half my DVR is filled with stuff off that channel. As for the toy i cant find him anywhere.
ShyGod said,  - 2009-07-23 06:48:20
not a big military guy myself but i am lucky to live in Madison, alabama and they hae one of the SR-71s parked at the space and rocket center in huntsvile, a littled under 10 minutes drive from here (i can also see the Saturn 5 rocket from my house whee!)

awesome jet. I want to get the toy and toke a pic of the real thing and the toy a few feet from each other. when i do i might post it here. :)
Michael010188 said,  - 2009-07-23 08:10:19
Hey, I know what the SR-71 was made for... speed. It was one of the fastest stealth planes during the cold war.
Saberfrost said,  - 2009-07-23 08:41:02
yeah I might watch it and the toy same as a LOT of people can't find it
JAB said,  - 2009-07-23 10:00:19
The SR-71 Blackbird was made for speed and spying on the enemy. I have seen 2 of the 3 remaining Blackbirds on the planet other than the other military storage ones. I have also heard frommilitary people that the Blackbird was originaly designed as a stealth bomber, but that is a rumor.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-07-23 10:18:11
I like Jetfire, and I do love the Blackbird. Any of us pretty much got our first exposure to it either in museums or in X-Men.
ShyGod said,  - 2009-07-23 11:10:22
The display around here is rather nice, it's actually outside, parked some hundred feet away from the standing Saturn V mockup (and a few hundred more away from the dissassembled real one)

There's a little chain guard thing going around it but you could easily reach out and touch it if you are tall enough. though i never would. Not brave enough.

I'll have to poke around sometime next week to see if they are selling Jetfire locally. See if I can get that photo of the real thing with the toy. I think i'd be a nice pic to have on Unicron.com. :)
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-07-23 13:03:56
It was in X-Men? Wow i never noticed
Master Dex said,  - 2009-07-23 13:32:32
The SR-71 itself was not in X-men but many of the incarnations of the X-jet they use are usually based off the SR-71, but not exactly like it. Although I think one comic might have stated they used the exact jet but I wouldn't know for sure.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-07-23 13:46:11
It's only that the X-Men's jet is named "The Blackbird". It isn't necessarily a Blackbird in every incarnation.
Haul_n_asphalt said,  - 2009-07-23 18:48:44
I think that the SR-71 in Huntsville is one of the rare ones because it was originally a YF-12. For those who don't know YF-12 its the armed version of the SR-71. It carried the aim-47 and could fire it at Mach 3+. That may of been where someone thought it was a bomber. I believe that there are also 20 left today not 3.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-07-23 18:57:12
Would anyone care if cha-cha said the SR-71 was retired in 1990 and only a few were kept in service until 1998
ShyGod said,  - 2009-07-23 21:50:53
Yeah did a little Wiki Reading.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR71
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_A-12

I had noticed that 'mine' wasn't on the list of blackbirds so i navigated around a bit and found the A-12s. there are also two others, the YF-12 as Haul mentioned and the D-21/M-21.. all of which have at least one surviving unit lying around.

also found this RATHER interesting little bit:

http://gmaps.tommangan.us/blackbirds.html

roooooad triiiiip... gotta see 'em all. ;)
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-07-24 02:19:56
Well ever since the days of WWII they always save one of each plane ever made to keep on display in the special museum the air force has.
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