Stumbled upon this On Quora - SR71 Camera System - Frank Murray Pilot

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Does any admin know how to make it open directly in youtube as it won't allow embedded players.

Highlights that made my jaw drop. Funny old guy, that was a pilot on it.

In 1960, this camera system was capable of shooting hirez at cruise speed of 3300 ft/s on SR flying at 85,000 ft altitude.
  • It has 1 foot resolution degrading to 2 ft resolution at the extreme camera edges
  • panoramic view of 67 miles to the LEFT-OF-CENTER + 67 miles to the RIGHT-OF-CENTER + ANOTHER camera shooting straight under the aircraft
  • 3-lens imaged on one roll of film that was 5000 feet long
  • Cameras had 18 INCH lens and F3.8 equivalent refractor.
 
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