The Blackbird Family

This list contains every A-12, YF12 and SR-71 Blackbird ever constructed. The list can be filtered by aircraft type or current location. Each listing has information and photos along with its current location and map.

A-12 #06924 / #121

Location: On display at the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, CA.
A-12 #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 #06925 / #122

Location: On display at USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in the New York City Harbor.
A-12 #06925 / #122

A-12 #06926 / #123

Location: Lost on May 24, 1963 near Wendover, UT.

Article 123 was lost on 24 May 1963 during a low-altitude, subsonic flight to test an inertial navigation system.

A-12 #06927 / #124B

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

A-12 #06928 / #125

Location: Lost on January 5, 1967 at Groom Lake, NV.
A-12 #06928 / #125

With a faulty fuel gauge, CIA Pilot Walt Ray was on final to Groom Lake, NV, when the A-12 ran out of fuel. Walt Ray ejected from the aircraft, he faile to seperate from the ejection seat and was killed when he landed in seat.

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