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F-12 Fighter-Interceptor: What Could Have Been the World’s Fastest Ever Combat Aircraft

F-12 Fighter-Interceptor: What Could Have Been the World's Fastest Ever Combat Aircraft

The Lockheed A-12 family, known as the Blackbirds, were designed by Clarence “Kelly” Johnson. They were constructed mostly of titanium to withstand aerodynamic heating. Fueled by JP-7, the Blackbirds were capable of cruising at Mach 3.2 and attaining altitudes above 80,000 feet. The first version, a CIA reconnaissance aircraft that …

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