did the sr71 have a turbocharger to make it go so fast?
im thinking it had more than one turbo
- USAFisnumber1Lv 74 weeks ago
No. It had highly modified engines. The program director for the program was Kelly Johnson but the guy who lead the engine team was Ben Rich. When Kelly left, Ben became head of the Skunk Works and went on to be the program director for the F117.
- VaheLv 41 month ago
No. Its J58 engines functioned like a ramjet to propel the Blackbird to trisonic speeds.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The turbocharger on a car is just a single stage compressor.
Jet engines have multistage compressors.
The SR71 has 2 turbo-ramjet engines.
- ScottLv 71 month ago
No, it had two Pratt and Whitney J58 axial-flow turbojet engines.
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- StarryskyLv 72 months ago
SR-71 had turbojets. Those are turbines, but no turbocharger.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No. Google is your friend.
- RonLv 72 months ago
easy enough to find that information. try a search engine