posted on Dec, 23 2007 @ 05:24 PM
Originally posted by jra
That would be a D-21 drone actually.
Give that man a cigar. Its not really a SR-71 its a Modified A-12. Its a 2 seater known as an M-21. The only living example of the M-21 can be seen at
the Seattle Museum of Flight.
The D-21 was designed to go places the A-12 could not. However, one of the launches resulted in a collision and the backseater was killed. The D-21
was used operationaly but fired from modified B-52 into China
In an interesting side note, ben Rich talks about a piece of the D-21 being given to him that had been aquired from a defecting KGB agent in the
80's. it was found in Siberia. Apparently the guidence system had gone bad and its was found. The Soviets thought it was part of the US Stealth