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The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

v2.0.0 / TOC (2 chapters) / 01 oct 19 / greg goebel

* In the mid-1950s, the Lockheed company developed the high-flying U-2 spyplane for the Central Intelligence Agency, providing the US with a formidable reconnaissance capability. The U-2 was hardly the last word in the technology, however, with Lockheed moving on to develop the Mach 3 "A-12" for the CIA, and the follow-on "SR-71" for the US Air Force. The A-12 had a limited career, but the SR-71 served faithfully for decades. This document provides a history and description of the A-12, the SR-71, and the "YF-12A" experimental interceptor derivative of the A-12.

Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird


[1.0] Lockheed A-12 & YF-12A

[2.0] SR-71 Blackbird


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