Posted on: 17 May 2001
Updated on: 5 August 2000

56-6721, Art. #388

6721 w/F-104 & SR-71 @ Skunk Works Palmdale, CA

close-up of 6721 at Palmdale, CA

Gate guard at Lockheed Skunk Works, Palmdale, CA as U-2D

History of 56-6721

Delivered November 1957

Damged during training flight in belly landing at Cortez, Colorado, 5 August 1959

Was modifed during rebuild to carry oberservor and IR search equipment carrier in Q-bay, at Skunk works, unoffically referred to as U-2B, redesignated to U-2D

Delivered to Special Projects, Edwards AFB, CA in December 1959

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