Monday, May 13, 2013

Moving the A-12 Blackbird

This is one you'll want to keep in your aviation archives  because it's exceptionally interesting and heretofore,  a virtually unknown story.
 
It gives you a small clue to how expensive just one phase of the program was and the measures taken to maintain its secrecy.

  
The secret convey that moved the A-12 (Pre SR71 Blackbird) from Burbank, CA to Area 51 for flight testing.

Remember, commercial airliners were still flying the Connie in 1961