Intrepid Sea, Air and Space MuseumInitially flown in 1962, Blackbird performed sensitive reconnaissance missions while flying at speeds over Mach 3. The aircraft was the creation of Lockheed's famous "Skunk Works" division, headed by Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. Single-seat Blackbirds flew at altitudes up to 100,000 feet (30.480 meters). Its top recorded speed was 2,269 mph (3,651 kph). Fewer than 50 were built. The early A-12s were used by CIA surveillance missions for the Air Force and NASA.
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|Date Added||Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584417 N 4513084|
|Decimal Degrees||40.76440000, -73.99980000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 45.864', W 73° 59.988'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 45' 51.84" N, 73° 59' 59.28" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 914|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 640 W 46th St, New York NY 10036, US|
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