SR-71 Blackbird

Gizmodo has an awesome piece by a SR-71 pilot on their page today that I will not copy/paste out of respect for their source and general laziness. Go check it out though, it is worth the read.

The SR-71, a product of the infamous Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, is the fastest, most badass atmospheric aircraft of all time. It still holds several major airpseed records, and looks like it should have laser cannons, energy shields, and an Astromech droid co-pilot.