TIL That the Soviet Union unknowingly sold Titanium to CIA dummy companies that was used in the creation of the...


TIL That the Soviet Union unknowingly sold Titanium to CIA dummy companies that was used in the creation of the A-12 Cygnus (Predecessor to the SR71 Black Bird) that was being built to spy on the Soviet Union



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  • I swear, /r/TIL should add a filter for anything SR-71 related. There’s a whole subreddit worth of TIL posts from that one program.

  • “I have a great idea. Let’s spy on the Soviets and humiliate them at the same time”

  • I’m just saving this so I can read The Story again.

  • How do they name planes? What does SR71 stand for? Are there 70 predecessor blackbirds? A-12? Anyone know?

  • Why did the US need to buy Titanium from them? No one in the US or any other allies made it?

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