15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A-12 Blackbird

One of only 12 single-seat spy planes built by Lockheed for the CIA, this aircraft is on display at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. This was the first aircraft to achieve Mach 3 and was the predesssor to the US Air Force SR-71.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Nick Van Valkenburgh