When we got to look at it, the one rule was NO PICTURES! We were in awe, this thing was huge, wicked streamlined and all black. We didn’t know at the time that it was supposed to leak fuel on the ground as the tanks sealed only at high temps which was also the reason for the corrugated surface under the wings that allowed expansion. We thought the Air Force or whoever had poor standards and patted ourself on the back as our birds didn’t leak fuel on the flight line! The special fuel used in a SR-71 has a lower vapor pressure for high altitudes. The sound when it thundered down the runway in full burner is difficult to describe. Sort of half badass, angry turbojet and half rocket. You could feel the over pressure in your chest. It was like a black rocket, sitting on twin blue flames when it disappeared. God bless the USA.
Ammunition is like firewood. The more you have, the warmer you feel.