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A-12 OXCART Reconnaissance Aircraft Documentation

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This release, containing approximately 1,500 pages of material, consisting of about 350 documents, maps, diagrams, and photographs dealing with the A-12 reconnaissance aircraft is occasioned by CIA's acquisition on loan from the Air Force of the eighth A-12 in the production series of 15. Known as Article 128, the aircraft will be on display at the Agency's Headquarters compound in Langley, Virginia. The release also coincides with the publication of CIA's unclassified official history of the A-12, Archangel: CIA's A-12 Supersonic Reconnaissance Aircraft by the Agency's Chief Historian, David Robarge. The newly declassified material will provide researchers on aviation and intelligence with significant additional detail about the design and development of the A-12 -- still the fastest and highest flying piloted operational jet aircraft ever built -- and its use as an intelligence collection platform in East Asia.

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FOIA

(EST PUB DATE) A-11A PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

Document Number: 0001465817
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15
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DOC_0001465817.pdf1.45 MB

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(EST PUB DATE) A-12 DUAL SEAT TRAINER ENGAGED IN REFUELING EXERCISES

Document Number: 0001465352
Pages:
1
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DOC_0001465352.pdf374.61 KB

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(EST PUB DATE) A-12 INFLIGHT REFUELING

Document Number: 0001465800
Pages:
2
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DOC_0001465800.pdf218.03 KB

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(EST PUB DATE) AIR CONDITIONING - PRESSURIZATION

Document Number: 0001465813
Pages:
33
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DOC_0001465813.pdf1.19 MB

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(EST PUB DATE) BLACK SHIELD MISSION X-001

Document Number: 0001473848
Pages:
27
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DOC_0001473848.pdf1.34 MB

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(EST PUB DATE) CABLE RE MISSILE WAS FIRED FROM SAM SITE 267 PRIOR TO FRAME 502

Document Number: 0001474860
Pages:
2
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DOC_0001474860.pdf120.89 KB

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(EST PUB DATE) CABLE RE RECAP OF THE BLACK SHIELD OPERATIONS FROM A WEATHER STA

Document Number: 0001474968
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3
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DOC_0001474968.pdf203.37 KB

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(EST PUB DATE) CAMERA-ELINT COVERAGE

Document Number: 0001465338
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1
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DOC_0001465338.pdf81.74 KB

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(EST PUB DATE) DRAFT OF AIRCRAFT WING PLAN

Document Number: 0001465810
Pages:
2
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DOC_0001465810.pdf87.61 KB

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(EST PUB DATE) DRAFT OF INBOARD PROFILE

Document Number: 0001465806
Pages:
2
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DOC_0001465806.pdf100.97 KB

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