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Nailhead Start Cart for SR-71 Blackbird


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Hey Everybody,

 

It's been mentioned more than once on this board that the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was routinely started with a start cart powered by Buick Nailheads.  Recently made a trip to NYC and was able to visit the USS Intrepid, which has an SR-71 on the flight deck.  Lo and behold, nestled right up next to it was the fabled start cart, Nailheads intact (see pics)!  I couldn't capture it too well, but Nailhead #2 is behind the one you see.

 

 

 

 

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