Message posted by Daniel McLaughlin on April 27, 2009 at 0:19:37 PST:
The story behind the A-12, YF-12A, and SR-71 is long and involes unique characteristics between all 3 aircraft based on the same airframe. The A-12 was operated by the CIA under the code name OXCART and considered more capable for it's mission profile than the SR-71 which was flown by the AIR-FORCE.
It is a long story chock full of information and then some. I found it all on the Roadrunners web sight from a link I found right here on DLR. Check it out!!
In Reply to: A-12 and SR-71? posted by RuBBa_cHiKiN on April 26, 2009 at 23:37:13 PST: