& space museum. located in a tucson, arizona, desert, it's home to some of the most important and unusual machines to ever fly in the sky. this is quite an impressive display. >> well, thanks. you know, we've been working hard at it for about 35 years now, so we're very proud of our accomplishments. >> one of the most popular exhibits is the blackbird. it's the world's fastest jet. the blackbird was designed to outrun missiles trying to shoot it down. that's because the u.s. used blackbirds to spy on other countries. >> it was a secret program, so they were flying high and fast long before anyone acknowledged that the program existed. but in the late '70s, i believe 1978, one of the blackbirds flew from los angeles to new york city in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 6 seconds. >> wow! i wish all flights from new york to los angeles were that fast! >> yeah, no, exactly. but the in-flight services aren't that great. >> so, what was its top speed? >> generally it was a little bit over mach-3. >> mach 1 is the speed of sound. so, mach 3 means flying at three times the speed of sound. >> so, we'
u.s. air force went from candy. >> we're at the pima air & space museum in arizona. historic aircraft of all kinds are on display. this plane is older than most of but that's not why it's here. it's actually a rather sweet story. this plane is called the "candy bomber." that's also the name of the man who flew it. i became the candy bomber because of kids. kids and chocolate go together. >> it was 1948. world war ii had recently ended. germany was defeated, devastated, and divided. the victorious allies cut up the capital, berlin, like a pie, with each ally controlling its own sector. the area where people lived in freedom was called west berlin. the area where people lived under the iron boot of soviet communism was called east berlin. this film by the u.s. government helps to explain what it was like to live in postwar berlin. >> two and a half million people, more than half of berlin's population, lived in the american, british, and french zones. surrounded by the soviet zone of germany. supplying the two and a half million people of the western sectors was a system of rails, canal
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