29. It was the ultimate alpha in a sky full of alphas
Watch this video for what is undoubtedly the single greatest 2,000 mph smack down story ever declassified. The super-super-short moral of the story: if you’re in a state-of-the-art fighter jet, bragging to anyone within radio range about how fast you’re going, you’d better make damn sure there’s not someone else cruising along at roughly triple your speed that can’t wait to shut you up.
Seriously, though, watch this account.
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Aaron Miller is the Cars editor for Thrillist, and can be found on Twitter. He grew up with photos of the SR-71, and only wishes he could have experienced it in person before they were grounded forever.