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ramblinChet

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Sir you are absolutely correct, that’ is A12 with correct tail number and the one next to it is SR71.
I went back to ask them.
I didn’t know there was A12 and SR71, I appreciate your knowledge.
Awesome, you got it right from the best source! Thanks for confirming.

The A-12 was built for the CIA which eventually led to nearly identical SR-71s being built for the Air Force. The only reason I know a little bit about each platform is because while working on my MS in Aeronautics I became especially interested in the D-21 drone that was launched off yet another variant of the A-12/SR-71 platform, the M-21. I was working at NASA LaRC in the Hypersonic Research Laboratory at the time so launching a supersonic (or possibly hypersonic :oops:) drone off the back of a supersonic vehicle which operated at the edge or space was very interesting to me.
 

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