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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. 

Article rating: 5.0
Number of views (1876)

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.

Article rating: 5.0
Number of views (1798)

A-12 Blackbird #06929 / #126

Location: Lost on Tuesday, December 28, 1965 at Groom Dry Lake.

The newly-installed SAS (Stability Augmentation System) had the yaw and pitch gyros wired backwards, causing the airplane to lose complete control just seconds after takeoff from Groom Dry Lake; 

Article rating: 3.0
Number of views (1082)

A-12 Blackbird #06930 / #127

Location: On display at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.
A-12 Blackbird #06930 / #127
Article rating: 4.0
Number of views (1690)

A-12 Blackbird #06939 / #133

Location: Lost on July 9, 1964 at Groom Lake, NV.

The crash occurred on 9 July 1964 while Article 133 was approaching the runway after a Mach 3 check flight.

Article rating: No rating
Number of views (989)
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