Area 51 during Project Oxcart in the 1960's


These photos were taken at Area 51 during Project Oxcart in the 1960's. With friendly permission by the Roadrunners and TD Barnes. Click photos to enlarge.

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Aerial view of Area 51 in 1965
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Area 51 Tower

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First landing of YF-12 #934 at Area 51, piloted by Jim Eastham with Lou Schalk in the chase plane
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First landing of A-12 #924 at Area 51

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YF-12 #934 on the Area 51 North Ramp on Oct. 8, 1963. The camera is facing north-west; Groom Lake can be seen in the right background
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A-12 #940 with a D-21 drone on the Area 51 North Ramp. The camera is facing north-east, with Groom Lake in the background

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A-12 on the south end of the new (at the time) Area 51 runway
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A-12 Line-Up on the Area 51 North Ramp, facing north-west

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A-12 #933 on the Area 51 South Ramp, with Hangars 12-14 in the background
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A-12 on the Area 51 RCS Pylon, looking east over the lakebed


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