SR71 Lockheed A12 Blackbird Spy plane

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    The Blackbird Spy Plane on the Intrepid Museum. Serious ultimate technology for speed freaks. Even faster than Concord. I just had to see this stunning plane!
    The light was grim but I just had to photograph it.
    I saw the film "I am Legand" with Will Smith (practicing golf) and I knew I just had to visit this museum.
    I remember watching a program about the Blackbird. When the Blackbird detected an incomming missile the plane just accelerated and out ran any missile fired at them. So cool!

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    1. Megashorts 116 months ago | reply

      This is the plane Will Smith played golf from in I am Legend. It seemed a weird thing but I understand now!

    2. <wikd> 113 months ago | reply

      Impressive. I haven't been to the Intrepid in a long while, but have seen an A-12 at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

      The A-12 OXCART (Blackbird) is actually the predecessor to the SR-71 Blackbird. It has a very interesting history, and a lot of it has been recently declassified (see the links below)

      www.foia.cia.gov/a12oxcart.asp
      www.sr-71.org/blackbird/a-12/

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