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Lockheed A-12 Article 124, Air Force SN 06927

Article 124
Operational
Pylon Mounted
Retired
Retired California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Two-seat trainer model nicknamed Titanium Goose. In storage at Air Force Plant #42 for many years, went on display outside of the California Science Center in Exposition Park in late 2003.
MUSEUM CONTACT INFORMATION
Kenneth E. Phillips, Ph.D.
Curator for Aerospace Science
California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, California 90037
Phone: 213-744-2216 - Fax: 213-744-7579
Web Site

Photos of plane operational at Area 51
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While stored at Plant 42 during the preparation of Article #128 by Minnesota National Guard representatives for movement to the Minnesota National Guard Museum, unknown persons removed the seal wrap and vandalized this plane of the components from both cockpits. The following photos show the extent of this shameful destruction of this one of a kind historical plane. Article 128, a single cockpit plane, arrived in Minnesota with a full compliment of cockpit components??

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CIA A-12 TRAINER 06927 ON PYLON DISPLAY

AT LOS ANGELES SCICENTER

The A-12 Trainer mounted at the California Science Center is mounted in a area of the "Parking Structure Project" named for Roy Anderson. The mounted aircraft and the landscaping is known as "The Roy A. Anderson Blackbird Exhibit and Garden" Roadrunner Torrey Larsen documented the transition of the Titanium Goose from the Groom Lake A-12B trainer being parked at Lockheed's Plant 42 to its final resting ground on pylons at the Los Angeles SciCenter. Follow the progress and process of this worthy project as documented by Roadrunner Torrey Larsen

A-12 Trainer, Article #069217, in Lockheed work area at Air Force Plant 42
A-12 trainer in Lockheed work area at Air Force Plant 42

Roadrunners T.D. Barnes and Roger Andersen visiting Dick Peschke, and Torrey Larson at Plant 42.
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The mounting of A-12B Article #06127 onto the pylons
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Article 124 today (July 2012). Photo by Frank Martinez, Jr., with friendly permission
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