Library

 

A-12 OXCART Reconnaissance Aircraft Documentation

Welcome to the new CIA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room.  Be sure to bookmark this site, and note that our former URL will be decommissioned in the near future.

This release, containing approximately 1,500 pages of material, consisting of about 350 documents, maps, diagrams, and photographs dealing with the A-12 reconnaissance aircraft is occasioned by CIA's acquisition on loan from the Air Force of the eighth A-12 in the production series of 15. Known as Article 128, the aircraft will be on display at the Agency's Headquarters compound in Langley, Virginia. The release also coincides with the publication of CIA's unclassified official history of the A-12, Archangel: CIA's A-12 Supersonic Reconnaissance Aircraft by the Agency's Chief Historian, David Robarge. The newly declassified material will provide researchers on aviation and intelligence with significant additional detail about the design and development of the A-12 -- still the fastest and highest flying piloted operational jet aircraft ever built -- and its use as an intelligence collection platform in East Asia.

Documents in this Collection

Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®

Document Number: 0001472750
Pages:
2
AttachmentSize
PDF icon DOC_0001472750.pdf164.11 KB

Document Number: 0001472752
Pages:
2
AttachmentSize
PDF icon DOC_0001472752.pdf115.13 KB

Document Number: 0001472945
Pages:
2
AttachmentSize
PDF icon DOC_0001472945.pdf157.39 KB

Document Number: 0001472747
Pages:
1
AttachmentSize
PDF icon DOC_0001472747.pdf81.97 KB

Document Number: 0001472734
Pages:
1
AttachmentSize
PDF icon DOC_0001472734.pdf49.97 KB

Document Number: 0001472742
Pages:
2
AttachmentSize
PDF icon DOC_0001472742.pdf145.35 KB

Pages