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could a private jet be based of an SR 71 blackbird. By this I mean similar styling and shape. Would this be a good basis to make a private jet super sonic (disregarding sonic boom). What would the major adjustments be for the SR 71 to be a private jet?

By this I mean: to make a cabin of decent size; take off and land at non military airports; standalone (not needing refuelling etc) and yet supersonic travel.

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    $\begingroup$ A private jet to do what supersonically? If you want something that can carry cameras higher and faster than your enemy's air defence systems can intercept, the SR-71 could be a reasonable place to start. If you want something to get your CEO to their next meeting on time, it'd be a pretty terrible place to start. $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Mar 4 '17 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidRicherby I have specified in the question. $\endgroup$ – SRawes Mar 4 '17 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ It would be better a lot cheaper to buy a demilitarized fighter and turn that into a business jet, the SR71 was designed very mission specific, not even close to this kind of use. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Mar 4 '17 at 18:35
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Yes, a private jet could be based on the design of the SR-71, but there would have to be a market for it.

Considering how expensive it would be to produce, operate, and maintain, no one would want to buy it, so it will never happen.

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