It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Transporting A-12s to Area 51

page: 1
9

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 8 2013 @ 05:23 PM
link   
Found this about moving the first A-12s to Area 51 for testing. Some interesting pictures and a nice history lesson.

Moving A-12s


Hope this works...crosses fingers
edit on Thu May 9 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: Starting a New Thread?...Look Here FirstAboveTopSecret.com takes pride in making every post count. Please do not create minimal posts to start your new thread.If you feel inclined to make the board aware of news, current events, or important information from other sitesplease post one or two paragraphs, a link to the entire story, AND your opinion, twist or take on the news item, as a means to inspire discussion or collaborative research on your subject.




posted on May, 8 2013 @ 06:07 PM
link   
reply to post by Foundryman
 


Absolutely AWESOME link you've provided....


Des



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 06:10 PM
link   
Very Nice History Lesson, thank-you!!

Have a Great Day!!



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 09:49 PM
link   
WTF is this in skunk works for??

Maybe after the namesake assembly plant?!


Perhaps it was highly speculative 50 years ago, but now it's just really, REALLY cool history!



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 10:10 PM
link   
That was awesome, thanks a lot for that. It was worth it just for the pictures of them moving it (I'm a truck driver, so I know better than most what an effort that was). Very cool reading too.



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 10:34 PM
link   
After 51 years, you got wonder what the have hidden away. The F22 and Yf 23 do not lookmuch further advanced.



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 10:36 PM
link   
reply to post by myss427
 


Because they perform vastly different missions than the A-12/SR-71. You can't compare the two. The F-22 is more advanced than any other plane ever built, but in the high speed recon role, it sucks beyond belief. It just wasn't designed for that mission.



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 10:59 PM
link   
Sorry was not comparing roles, was making comment on advancement of technologies as in visualy. Not much has changed today, engines are still chemical based, exteriors are similar in look. If you look at the advancement from the first world war to the second it was dramtic, but till now we can't see large jumps like the past.



posted on May, 8 2013 @ 11:03 PM
link   
reply to post by myss427
 


Yes, but from WWI to WWII look at how much room there was to jump. Even post WWII there was a LOT of room for improvement. Once we got into the 60s and 70s there wasn't nearly as much room to jump and it became a matter of refining what was out there and perfecting the technology. There is still a little room to improve, but it's become much harder to make that jump.



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 06:28 PM
link   
reply to post by Zaphod58
 


Not only that but the more wild/optimistic expectations of the 1940's and early 50's came to a screaming halt against physics that was just not known at the time.

they too expected linear development of everything - if we doubled in speed from 1940-1945 (300-600mph), and again by 1950 (1200 mph - at least designing them if not quite flying them) then by 1960 everything should be doing 4800mph..... and about 1.25 million mph by 2000!!


but the universe just doesn't work that way.
edit on 9-5-2013 by Aloysius the Gaul because: spelling - sometimes a small error can make quite a difference!



posted on May, 9 2013 @ 06:50 PM
link   
Great link and story...Thanks



posted on May, 13 2013 @ 06:31 AM
link   
reply to post by Foundryman
 


Thankyou.
Was a great read.



posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 02:23 PM
link   
Very cool!



posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 02:39 PM
link   
great job.....a little history never hurt anyone...



new topics

top topics



 
9

log in

join