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The A-12 Blackbirds

This list contains every A-12 Blackbird ever constructed. Each listing has information and photos along with its current location and map.

A-12 Blackbird #06924 / #121

Location: On display at the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, CA.
A-12 Blackbird #06924 / #121

The first A-12, known as Article 121, was built and ground tested in Burbank during January and February 1962. Because the aircraft was too secret to fly to the test site and too large to carry on a cargo plane, it had to be trucked. 

A-12 Blackbird #06927 / #124B

Location: On display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA.
A-12 Blackbird #06927 / #124B

The only A-12 trainer (927) was a two seater version intended for pilot training. The A-12B trainer was known as The Titanium Goose.

A-12 Blackbird #06933 / #130

Location: On display at the San Diego Aerospace Museum, in San Diego, CA.

SR-71A Blackbird #17955 / #2006

Location: On Display at Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards AFB, CA
SR-71A Blackbird #17955 / #2006

SR-71A Blackbird #17960 / #2011

Location: On display at the Castle Air Museum near Atwater, CA.
SR-71A Blackbird #17960 / #2011

SR-71A 17960 made her final flight on February 27, 1990, into Castle Air Force Base, California. She roared over the runway at low level for one last high speed pass before touching down for the last time.

SR-71A Blackbird #17963 / #2014

Location: On display at Beale AFB, CA.
SR-71A Blackbird #17963 / #2014

SR-71A Blackbird #17973 / #2024

Location: On display at the Blackbird Airpark, Palmdale, CA.

SR-71A Blackbird #17975 / #2026

Location: On display at the March Field Museum, March AFB, CA.

SR-71A Blackbird #17980 / #2031 / NASA #0844

Location: On display at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center as #844.
SR-71A Blackbird #17980 / #2031 / NASA #0844

LASRE was NASA's Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment which took place at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, until November 1998. The experiment sought to provide flight data to help Lockheed Martin validate and tune the computational predictive tools used to determine the aerodynamic performance of the Lockheed Martin X-33 lifting body and linear aerospike engine combination and to lay groundwork for a future reusable launch vehicle.

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