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The M-21 Blackbirds

This M-21 is a unique variant of the A-12, the earliest Blackbird type. Built for a CIA program code-named "Tagboard," the M-21 carried unpiloted vehicles for intelligence gathering. These drones were intended for launch from the M-21 "mother ship" for flights over hostile territories. Design features of the M-21 include the second seat for the Launch Control Officer and the launch pylon on which the drone is mounted.

M-21 Blackbird #06940 / #134M

M-21 Blackbird #06940 / #134M

Location: On display at the Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA.
Author: Blackbird Historian  /  Categories: M-21, Washington  / 
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