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Moving the A-12 Blackbird


No small task!

It gives you a small clue to how expensive just one phase of the program was and the measures taken to maintain its secrecy.

I doubt you have seen some of the photos that were taken before, during and after the move from Burbank to Area 51.

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

http://www.roadrunnersinternationale.com/transporting_the_a-12.html
 

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That was one heck of a moving job.
 

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Greetings Clamman...I was on Okinawa during the entire year of 1963 with a navy Seabee battalion...Our Camp Kinser was at the south end of Kadena and they were breaking in the F-4 Phantom during that period...Those Jocks would crack in their 'burners right over Kinser on there way straight up! Don't know if anyone ever got really used to it....That term, "it's the sound of freedom" had not yet been coined!!!! Chief
 
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