photo courtesy of Jim Goodall

06931 was on display at the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum in Minneapolis.

Lockheed Martin photo
Her wings severed by an acetalyne torch, an unflyable 931 is loaded onto another Lockheed wonder, the C-5A Galaxy, at Lockheed's facility in Palmdale on October 27, 1991.  At 102 feet, this was the longest load ever put inside another aircraft up to that time.  While several other A-12s and SR-71s also had their wing spars cut in order to transport them to museums, many were spared this fate: 924, 925, 927, and 940 in particular. - Lockheed Martin photo

photo courtesy of Jim Goodall
When the A-12s were briefly operated out of Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan, it wasn't unusual for them to be marked with false tail numbers, red numbers, or no markings at all.  This was to confuse spies and spotters who tried to figure out how many of these black aircraft were being operated, and what their range and performance was. - photo courtesy of Jim Goodall

photo courtesy of Jim Goodall
Once delivered to her new home, Article 128 was completely repainted and restored. -photo courtesy of Jim Goodall

photo courtesy of Jaimie Bahl

In 2006, amidst a storm of controversy, 931 was removed from the MNANG museum to be relocated at the CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. She was delivered in September 2007, and dedicated at a ceremony with several key figures in attendance, including A-12 pilot Ken Collins.

photo courtesy of CIA Public Affairs
The two stars on the wall below the aircraft represent Jack Weeks and Walt Ray, the two CIA pilots who lost their lives flying the A-12.

photo courtesy of CIA Public Affairs

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