The performance figures of the A-12 have only recently been declassified. The A-12 flew faster and higher, Mach 3.29 at 90,000 feet, than any other piloted operational jet aircraft, including the SR-71. Numerous efforts were made by the North Vietnamese to shoot down the A-12, all without success, hence the namesake of this painting: "Untouchable."
"Untouchable" depicts A-12 #937, piloted by Mel Vojvodich (CIA) passing over Haiphong Bay, North Vietnam on the First Operational Black Shield Mission on 31 May 1967.
Included at the bottom of each print are the official seals of the Air Force, CYGNUS, Skunkworks, and CIA.
SR-71 Blackbird / A-12
Signed by the Artist
Overall Print Size:
22" x 28"
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