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Skunk Works® -- 70 Years of Mission Driven Innovation

AH-1WSC of MMH-263 loaded for a mission

B-58 Hustler: Retired over 40 years ago and still holds the London - Tokyo speed record.

from Jalopnik

My, What Pretty, Razor-Thin Wings You Have

"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed U2 spy plane. This plane can fly at 70,000 ft, 13 MILES above the ground. This is still the highest flying aircraft in existence, despite being designed in the 1960's.

♂ RAF Harrier GR9 "Knife Edge" by PhoenixFlyer2008, via Flickr

The first captive-carry flight of the NB-52 and X-15-1 on March 10, 1959