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Originally posted by Realist05
I visited the USAF museum in Dayton over the weekend and was lucky enough to get over to the R&D hanger where they have an A-12 parked next to the Valkere.
I was surprised to see how different it was from a standard SR-71;
1-Much larger, not smaller or same size as the SR, we could walk under it
2-Included a huge fold-down ventral fin
3-Chines did not extend to the tip of the nose
4-Engines farther apart
Does anyone out there have more info?
Originally posted by netscape
I visited that place couple of weeks back. Its great. Just next to SR-71 or YF-12 , there was one more plane, I forgot name but it was longer than SR71/YF-12. Are u people are talking abt same plane? It was white & longest in that R&D hanger. I read some info about that plane & it said, it can reach mach 3. & just 2 of them were build. It has 4 engines & it can be seen in above picture at right most. Does anyone has more info on that?
[edit on 4-4-2005 by netscape]