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Great article by an ex-pilot of the world's fastest jet-powered plane: the Blackbird. Which began in the late 1950s as a Mach 3 high-altitude interceptor and strike platform.
'You might want to pull it back,' Walter suggested. It was then that I noticed I still had the throttles full forward. The plane was flying a mile every 1.6 seconds, well above our Mach 3.2 limit. It was the fastest we would ever fly.
Major Brian Shul.