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    Transporting a SR71 undercover


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    Great photos of a wonderful aircraft and it's early history.
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    Pretty cool. Hard to believe the fastest plane in the world is that old and check out those old cars! I never saw how fast they traveled, but it had to be slow. No doubt a lot less traffic to
    worry about back then than there would be now. Thanks for sharing!
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    The A-12 was the single seat CIA "brother" of sorts, to the SR-71. I once had an organization in one my outfits that had to do regular mobile ops requiring regular transit on public roads that required this sort of site surveys and updates. This is at least 10 fold more complex and risky than anything my folk had to do. This was very impressive work on the part of the folk in the story! Wow!!!

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    one of my customers helped desighn one of our first lunar landers and had clearence to where the sr71s were stored old guy still is working in the lab today.

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    Fantastic pictures and story. The A 12 looks so modern even in 2013.
    The Russians would have sure been interested in those trucks back in 1962 had they seen them heading east with police escort.
    Thanks for posting
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    I grew up in Lancaster,Ca next to Edwards Air Force base. When the SR71 flew at sunset, it was the most beautiful thing a boy could see. I do not have pictures, but the memory is clear as day. Thanks for bring that memory back.


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