About 13 years ago, I bought a 1/72nd-scale plastic model kit of the A-12, after reading James Stevenson’s “The $5 Billion Misunderstanding,” an excellent account of the A-12’s history. The model was in a small ad in the back of Fine Scale Modeler, and I have not seen the kit offered again.  Reader David Tussey recently wrote about possible sightings of that aircraft (AW&ST May 12, p. 8), and while I never had the opportunity he had to see the full-scale ...


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