NASA/Lockheed YF-12A (#06935) preparing for launch during the late 1970s – Photo by Erik Simonsen.

NASA/Lockheed YF-12A (#06935) preparing for launch during the late 1970s – Photo by Erik Simonsen.

F4D-1 Skyrays of Fighter Squadron (VF) 74 pictured during a fly over of Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California, during filming for the Wide Wide World television show on May 14. 1956, fifty-eight years ago today.
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F4D-1 Skyrays of Fighter Squadron (VF) 74 pictured during a fly over of Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California, during filming for the Wide Wide World television show on May 14. 1956, fifty-eight years ago today.

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America’s air fleet. Foote Bros. ad, in: Aero Digest, September, 1948.

A-12 production on what would later become the Blackbird assembly line at Skunk Works, Burbank, 1965. Photo: Lockheed Martin.
Source:  SR-71: The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird

A-12 production on what would later become the Blackbird assembly line at Skunk Works, Burbank, 1965. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Source:  SR-71: The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird

B-70 Valkyrie in Trail Flight. Artist: Ren Wicks, 1988.
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B-70 Valkyrie in Trail Flight. Artist: Ren Wicks, 1988.

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1. German security personnel speak with the pilot of the hijacked Tu-154B Hungarian commercial aircraft at Rhein-Main Air Base after the plane was permitted to use the military ramp to cross over to the international side of Frankfurt International Airport. The Soviet built aircraft was hijacked by two teenage Czechoslovakians who were later apprehended.

2. German and American security personnel at Rhein-Main Air Base apprehend two teenage Czechoslovakians who hijacked a Tu-154B Hungarian commercial aircraft, seen at left. No one was injured in the incident, 03/29/1989.

Photo: MSGT Bill Thompson via archives.gov 1. 2.

F2H-3 Banshees of Fighter Squadron (VF) 141 off the carrier Kearsarge (CVA 33) pictured in formation over Mt. Fuji in Japan on February 10, 1956.
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F2H-3 Banshees of Fighter Squadron (VF) 141 off the carrier Kearsarge (CVA 33) pictured in formation over Mt. Fuji in Japan on February 10, 1956.

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Wind up tin toy fighter jet, c1950. From my collection, photo: me.

Wind up tin toy fighter jet, c1950. From my collection, photo: me.

A large Tu-144 scale model in a wind tunnel. In: Utak és járművek - A Szovjetúnió közlekedése, 1975 (Roads and vehicles - Transportation in the USSR).

A large Tu-144 scale model in a wind tunnel. In: Utak és járművek - A Szovjetúnió közlekedése, 1975 (Roads and vehicles - Transportation in the USSR).

Szekely Flying Dutchman by Szekely Aircraft And Engine Co. Holland-Michigan, 1928-1929.
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Szekely Flying Dutchman by Szekely Aircraft And Engine Co. Holland-Michigan, 1928-1929.

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