Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual : An Insight into the Design, Operation and Maintenance of the Secret US Cold War Reconnaissance Aircraft

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Throughout its 34-year Cold War career with the USAF and CIA, the top secret Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. Dedicated to strategic reconnaissance, the Blackbird was so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. The co-authors are world authorities on the Blackbird and give rare insights into the secret world of the SR-71, its genesis, construction and anatomy (including its use of stealth technology), and its operation and maintenance in peace and war.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 15.24mm | 793.78g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0857331566
  • 9780857331564
  • 104,376

About Steve Davies

Steve Davies is an acclaimed freelance aviation photojournalist based in Cambridge, England. Paul F. Crickmore is the world authority on the SR-71. He was given privileged access by the CIA and USAF to the top-secret world of the SR-71. Paul lives in Suffolk, England.
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Amazing under-the-skin insights. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was one of the most secretive aerospace projects of all time. Rare and detailed photographs and technical illustrations. Acclaimed expert author team of Steve Davies and Paul F. Crickmore.
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