M-21

Before the D-21 the A-12 had to be used as carrier for the Starfighter. The story of the M-21/QF-104 that never was.

Before the D-21 the A-12 had to be used as carrier for the Starfighter. The story of the M-21/QF-104 that never was.

By 1962 Kelly Johnson had done at least a few studies on using the A-12 as a carrier for a… Read More

12 months ago

Former USAF Master Sergeant reveals the Fastest Speed ever Recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird

A-12 pilot Jim Eastham dropped the nose down a bit to see if he could at least reach Mach 3.0.… Read More

1 year ago

The Most Secret Program ever developed by famed Lockheed Skunk Works was not the SR-71 Blackbird, but the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl

At Beale AFB, in California, you would think that the SR-71 Blackbird program would be the biggest blackest deepest secret.… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know the SR-71 cockpit glass was made of 1.25-inch thick solid quartz? 9 amazing facts about the legendary Blackbird

No Blackbird was ever shot down. 12 crashed in non-combat situations though. During its career, the SR-71 Blackbird gathered intelligence… Read More

2 years ago

Impressive photo shows disassembled M-21 Blackbird being transported to the Museum of Flight in Seattle

The Museum's M-21 Blackbird first flew in 1964 and is the sole surviving example of its type. Taken in 1991,… Read More

3 years ago

NOSE ART CELEBRATES LOCKHEED D-21 MACH 3 DRONE 50th ANNIVERSARY

The nose art is applied on B-52 #60-0036, the bomber was one of two B-52Hs that launched the D-21 drone… Read More

7 years ago