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7 wild photos of the SR-71 Blackbird’s afterburners in action

During high-speed runs, the air going through the Blackbird's inlets bypassed the engines and went through the afterburners and ejector nozzles, effectively turning them into ramjets.

US aircraft experiences ‘violent turbulence’ after Russian fighter jet turns on afterburners

A Russian fighter jet reportedly made unsafe maneuvers near a US aircraft flying over the Black Sea.