Viggen pilots get US Air Medal for helping SR-71

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Unread post29 Nov 2018, 12:17

Very interesting: ... -air-medal

More here in Swedish which can easily be Google translated: ... 50825.aspx

On the way north of the Baltic Sea, at the height of Gotland's northern tip, suddenly the right-hand engine stopped. The plane, which relied on its enormous speed and high altitude to avoid hostile air defense and fighter jets, quickly lost both altitude and speed. A lot of altitude and speed In the course of minutes, it fell from about 22,000 meters to about 6,000 meters and from about 3,000 to about 700 kilometers per hour.

Picture from Swedish site:

TT: You four must be the only Swedish pilots who have flown by and over, an SR-71?

- Yes, I guess so, Blad laughs.

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