Aviation Photo #1209720 Lockheed M-21 - USA - Air Force

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One of two A-12s converted to carry and launch the D-21 reconnaissance drone (seen here mounted on the rear fuselage), on display in the Museum of Flight. The other M-21, 60-6941 was lost in a D-21 launch accident on July 30th 1966 off coast of California. [Canon PowerShot S3 IS]
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    David Lednicer
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed M-21
    Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
    Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
    Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International
    April 10, 2007
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Comments (5)

10 years ago
Bloody awesome!!! i love the angle...lighting...colour...
10 years ago
I'm almost speechless.. Thinking.. Fly me to the moon..
9 years ago
Great shot! looks like a plane from X-Men The Movie.
9 years ago
This aircraft would be called a M-21. When the D-21 drone was being developed, they knew they were going to convert 2 A-12's into "Motherships" for the D-21, so the planes were dubbed M-21, the drone D-21 (M-Mother and D for Daughter). Just a lil known fact...
3 years ago
Everything is perfect about this photo! Love the angle, the light, and, last but not least, the star of it all: the incredible M-21.

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