The Complete Book Of The Sr 71 Blackbird The Illustrated Profile Of Every Aircraft Crew And Breakthrough Of The World S Fastest Stealth Jet

Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760348499
Size: 14.84 MB
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The ultimate SR-71 book which profiles the history, development, manufacture, modification, and active service of all 50 models in the SR-71 program.

At the height of the Cold War in 1964, President Johnson announced a new aircraft dedicated to strategic reconnaissance. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flew more than three-and-a-half times the speed of sound--so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle.

Developed by the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, the SR-71 was an awesome aircraft in every respect. It was withdrawn from use in 1998, when it was superseded by satellite technology. Twelve of the thirty-two aircraft were destroyed in accidents, but none were ever lost to enemy action.

Throughout its thirty-four-year career, the SR-71 was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. It set world records for altitude and speed: an absolute altitude record of 85,069 feet and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 miles per hour.

The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird covers every aspect of the SR-71's development, manufacture, modification, and active service from the insider's perspective of one of its pilots and is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photos. Former pilot and author Richard Graham also examines each of the fifty planes that came out the SR-71 program (fifteen A-12s; three YF-12s; and thirty-two SR-71s) and tells each plane's history, its unique specifications, and where each currently resides.


The Complete Book Of The Sr 71 Blackbird

Author: Richard Graham
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ISBN: 0760348499
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The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird covers every aspect of the SR-71's development, manufacture, modification, and active service from the insider's perspective of one of its pilots and is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photos ...

Sr 71

Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1610588126
Size: 43.15 MB
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Colonel Graham’s previous books on the SR-71 include Flying the SR-71 Blackbird, SR-71 Revealed: The Inside Story, and SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends. He lives in Plano, Texas.

Flying The Sr 71 Blackbird

Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1610600703
Size: 21.83 MB
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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.

Sled Driver

Author: Brian Shul
Publisher: Lickle Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780929823089
Size: 49.67 MB
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SLED DRIVER takes the reader through riveting accounts of the rigors of initial training, the gamut of emotions experienced while flying over hostile territory, & the sheer joy of displaying the jet at some of the world's largest airshows.

Sr 71 Flight Manual

Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760351741
Size: 68.95 MB
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This is the reprinted facsimile edition of the manual issued to crew members of the US Air Force's sleek SR-71, now available with photos and annotations by former Blackbird pilot Richard Graham.

Lockheed Blackbird

Author: Paul F Crickmore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472815254
Size: 30.18 MB
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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.

Area 51 Black Jets

Author: Bill Yenne
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760344264
Size: 65.92 MB
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"An illustrated history of the U.S. military's development of secret spy aircraft at Groom Lake, a.k.a. Area 51"--

The Big Book Of X Bombers X Fighters

Author: Steve Pace
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760351422
Size: 52.78 MB
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Specifications included for each aircraft include: Length Height Wingspan Empty weight Gross weight Maximum range Ceiling Maximum speed Armament In addition, veteran aviation author Steve Pace shows readers some of the designs that could ...

Flying Wings Radical Things

Author: Anthony Chong
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072291
Size: 67.87 MB
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This book unveils Northrop's once-secret radical designs, many for the first time, with never-before-published drawings, models, and photos of such novel concepts as a ship-based vertical take-off and landing fighter, a supersonic ...