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The Watch Chosen By The CIA
If you know something about aircraft, you probably recognize this one immediately – only you might think it's the very closely related plane made for the Air Force, the famous SR-71 Blackbird. This, however, isn't the SR-71, but the Lockheed A-12 – a very closely related, but distinct aircraft, which was the SR-71's immediate predecessor. Like the Blackbird, the A12 was made by Lockheed's famous Skunk Works division, which handled – and handles – classified aircraft development programs for the U.S. military, and U.S. intelligence agencies... More here.
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