Aviation Photo #0777935: Lockheed YF-12A - NASA


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  • David Lednicer
    NASA
    Lockheed YF-12A
    Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
    Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
    Lockheed
    1002
    60-6935
    Edwards - AFB
    California
    USA
    March 7, 1978
  • 118

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Photo ID
#0777935
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February 14, 2005
Caption
One of the NASA YF-12As approaching on the taxiway at Edwards AFB. After ten years of research flying, this aircraft was put on display at the US Air Force Museum in 1979. The Space Shuttle Enterprise can be seen in the distant background. [Mamiya/Sekor 500DTL SLR]
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Comments (8)

Anonymous
9 years ago
This photo is great because it lays out so much in one shot. The YF-12 and the space shuttle as well as the base activity when it was taken.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love the contrast in this picture. The YF-12 still one of the most advanced planes and beside it the typical hippie bus. Looks funny^^
Anonymous
6 years ago
SHOULD HAVE BEEN 5 STARS PROBABLY THE BEST OF THE BEST THE USA EVER BUILT NO COMPUTERS JUST BRAINS
AND HARD WORK
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great contrast sr in black white buildings clear and sharp on the right left side distorted by the exhaust looks like nasa stripe on tail dates pic to 70s or 80s however the ford van and the jeep date to the late 60s or early 70s better than a great shot...
Anonymous
6 years ago
The YF-12 looks like a true monster! Also, the picture shows in such a beatiful way the base activity. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!
Anonymous
5 years ago
No wonder this thing was so fast........look at the size of those engines!!!

Great shot, David!
Anonymous
5 years ago
When the engines are as thick as the fuselage, u know u got a fast machine!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Is there any other picture with the space shuttle and the SR in the same shot? I don't think so. This is a historic capture.