Aeroplane Monthly 1974-10
B.Gunston - New York - London in under two hours
The SR-71 taxying back to be parked away from the show area at Farnborough.
The record-breaking SR-71, 17972, touches down at Farnborough at 2 p.m. on September 1, 1974, having reduced the New-York-London record by 2hr 41min.
Another Lockheed SR-71A strategic reconnaissance aircraft seen over America.
The unarmed but menacing Lockheed SR-71 is still the world's fastest conventional aeroplane. It was evolved from the A-11 (later designated YF-12).