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Article

127

Serial

60-6930

Service History

60-6930 accrued 258 flights and 499.2 hours of flying time.

60-6930 was outfitted for operational use.

In October 1966, one week after its first flight, Article 127 flew for seven hours and 40 minutes, the longest time in air to that date.

Between 22 and 27 May 1967, Layton flew 60-6930 non-stop from Nevada to Kadena AFB, Okinawa.

60-6930 bears the same markings as the YF-12s flown by NASA from 1969 thru 1979. However, none of the A-12s were ever flown by NASA.

Flights

258

Hours

499.2

Present Location

U.S. Space and Rocket Center near Huntsville, Alabama

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/a-12/finding-a-mission.html

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/a-12/inventory-of-a-12s.html

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/a-12/images-and-thumbnails/blackShieldmissions.jpg

http://habu.org/a-12/06930.html