This Day in Aviation History

08 Aug 2016 admin In G+ Posts Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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August 7th, 1963
First flight of the Lockheed YF-12.

The Lockheed YF-12 was an American prototype interceptor aircraft evaluated by the United States Air Force. The YF-12 was a twin-seat version of the secret single-seat Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft, which led to the U.S. Air Force's Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird twin-seat reconnaissance variant. The YF-12 set and held speed and altitude world records of over 2,000 mph and over 80,000 ft (later surpassed by the SR-71), and is the world's largest manned interceptor to date…..

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Comments: 3

  1. Jurgen Coucke 8 Aug 2016 Reply

    The sight always makes me breathless

  2. Oleg Borne 23 Oct 2016 Reply

    SR-71 "Black Bird" spy plane

  3. Whaleet Willemse 1 Nov 2016 Reply

    A must to have

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