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Flying The Sr 71 Blackbird

Author : Richard H. Graham
ISBN : 9781610600705
Genre : History
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For anyone who has ever wondered what its like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Flying the SR-71 Blackbird takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced. The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed Skunk Works. The aircraft flew so fast and high that not one was ever shot down, even by a missile. SR-71 pilot and instructor Colonel Richard Graham offers a rare cockpit perspective on how regular Air Force pilots and navigators transformed themselves into SR-71 Blackbird crews, turning their unique aviation talents to account in an unprecedented way. Arguably the worlds foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base.

Flying The Sr 71 Blackbird

Author : Richard H. Graham
ISBN : 0760332398
Genre : History
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For anyone who has ever wondered what its like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Flying the SR-71 Blackbird takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced. The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed Skunk Works. The aircraft flew so fast and high that not one was ever shot down, even by a missile. SR-71 pilot and instructor Colonel Richard Graham offers a rare cockpit perspective on how regular Air Force pilots and navigators transformed themselves into SR-71 Blackbird crews, turning their unique aviation talents to account in an unprecedented way. Arguably the worlds foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base.

Lockheed Blackbird

Author : Paul F Crickmore
ISBN : 9781472815248
Genre : History
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In 1986 Paul Crickmore's first groundbreaking book about the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was published. At that time, the Cold War was at its height and the SR-71 was an integral element in securing crucial intelligence from all parts of the globe. The highly sensitive nature of its missions couldn't be compromised, and it wasn't until the end of the Cold War that the operational exploits of this incredible aeronautical masterpiece could be openly written about. As time passed has more and more information has come to light, with a vast number of official documents declassified and key military figures able to talk openly about the Blackbird programme. Paul Crickmore has used these updated facts to revise his previous history of one of the world's most iconic aircraft of all time, creating what will surely be considered the definitive, timeless volume about the SR-71 Blackbird.

Sr 71

Author : Richard H. Graham
ISBN : 9780760343272
Genre : History
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Examines the history of the reconnaissance plane, discussing its development, manufacture, and active service from an insider prespective.

Lockheed Sr 71

Author : Paul F. Crickmore
ISBN : 1841760986
Genre : History
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Tasked with performing highly classified missions, Lockheed's SR-71 is an impressive military jet. This volume reviews the alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project, and features a fully detailed listing of USAF missions flown out of Kadena. Also detailed are the flights from Beale AFB in California and RAF Mildenhall in England, as the SR-71 monitored Soviet nuclear submarines in the Arctic Circle and the Baltic. The SR-71 story features contributions from 70 crewmembers and six generals who discuss their experiences and judgements of the Blackbird project.

Sr 71 Blackbird

Author : Paul F. Crickmore
ISBN : 9781472813176
Genre : History
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Lockheed's SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most iconic and famous jets ever built. Assembled in secret at Lockheed's Skunkworks, the Blackbird's vital statistics remain phenomenal decades later. It holds the airspeed record for a manned jet aircraft, operated at an altitude other aircraft could barely touch and was a marvel of technical engineering. Drawing on declassified material, leading SR-71 expert Paul Crickmore reveals the history of the most fascinating of aircraft, accompanied by a range of fantastic illustrations, photographs and facts about the world's most secret spy plane.

Sr 71 Revealed The Untold Story

Author : Richard H. Graham
ISBN : 1610607511
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Stealth Fighter

Author : William B. O'Connor
ISBN : 9780760341353
Genre : Transportation
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A pilot recounts his experiences flying NATO missions in a F-117 stealth fighter over Kosovo in 1999.

Archangel

Author : David Scott Robarge
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Genre : A-12 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
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"This is a ... history of the CIA's Archangel project. Archangel was to design a replacement spyplane for the U-2 after it became apparent the USSR had tracked the U-2 from its very first mission. Written by CIA Chief Historian David Robarge, it details the development of the A-12 reconnaissance aircraft, and its use as an intelligence collector"--Amazon.com

Sr 71 Blackbird Stories Tales And Legends

Author : Richard H. Graham
ISBN : 1610607503
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