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A-12 Blackbird, Faster than a Speeding Bullet!
Posted: 12/11/2012 10:33:41 AM

Tour Guide Talks, Intrepid Museum’s bite sized video tour series, continues with Senior Tour Guide, Michael Miscione and one of the Museum’s “stars,” the A-12 Blackbird.

A-12 Blackbird is in a class of its own. Unlike the other aircraft in the Museum’s collection, that carry bombs, missiles, and other offensive weapons, this feat of innovation is a defensive plane. Equipped with a recon camera high-powered enough to spot a linoleum tile from an altitude of 100,000 feet, Blackbird also boasts amazing getaway skills and travels at Mach 3, faster than a speeding bullet!

Learn more about the Cold War’s most famous spy plane, here:
If this two minute virtual talk leaves you wanting more, take a look at Intrepid’s wide variety of Guided Tour offerings, including a sort of “choose your own adventure” VIP Tour. Although the Museum remains closed, General Admission and Guided Tour tickets for 2013 are now available for online purchase. And more Talks featuring the Museum’s expert Tour Guides are promised to be released throughout the rest of 2012. To view more videos click here