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Lockheed SR-71, 2019 calendar
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A dozen photos of Lockheed SR-71s in flight or taxiing, taken between 1980 and 1999. Lockheed SR-71s pictured include: SR-71A 61-7964, Beale Air Force Base, May 31, 1980; SR-71A 61-7965, March Air... More > Force Base, November 3, 1980; SR-71A 61-7964, Beale Air Force Base, October 31, 1981; SR-71A 61-7968, March Air Force Base, November 3, 1988; SR-71A 61-7976, Beale Air Force Base, October 14, 1989; SR-71A 61-7972, Edwards Air Force Base, October 29, 1989; SR-71A 61-7971, Nellis Air Force Base, March 26, 1997; NASA SR-71B N831NA, Edwards Air Force Base, October 18, 1997; NASA SR-71A N844NA, Edwards Air Force Base, October 9, 1999.< Less
SR-71 Blackbird Pilot's Flight Manual
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Created by Lockheed's brilliant designer Kelly Johnson, the SR-71 was one of the most legendary aircraft to emerge from the "Skunk Works". Capable of Mach 3 flight, the SR-71 could survey... More > 100,000 miles of the earth's surface from an altitude of 80,000 feet. The Blackbird holds the coast-to-coast speed record of 64 minutes flown at over 2100 m.p.h. It was also one of the first aircraft to be shaped in such a way as to have a very low radar signature. Originally created for the elite group of men who drove "the sled", this Flight Operating Handbook provides a revealing look into the cockpit of one of history's great planes. Just recently declassified, this book contains all the basic pilot's instructions for the SR-71 and two-seat training model. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text. Please note, some pages are still classified and have been omitted.< Less
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Beale AFB was home to the Lockheed SR 71 Blackbirds the fastest air aspirated airplane ever to fly at over Mach 3.0. Beales Blackbirds in a history of this phenominal airplane.
Soviet Surface to Air Missiles - Past and Present
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The US air forces first encountered the awesome Soviet SAMs during the Vietnam War while flying missions over the North Vietnam capital this book tells the history and chronological evolution of the... More > Soviet SAMs until present day. It includes graphic descriptions told by Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird crews flying reconnaissance missions over the DMZ between North and South Korea. The flights ordered by President Clinton gave a new lease of life to the Blackbird but nearly ended in disaster for the USAF.< Less
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Stealth technology has lead to some of the most innovative designs in aviation history most though are inherently unstable machines with flight only made possible by the introduction of FBW flight... More > control systems and the introduction of angular design and radar absorbent materials. In the main it has only been the USA that has produced a number of stealth designs although some airplanes by way of the small size such as the BAe Hawk, Saab Gripen and F-16 and MiG-21 have a degree of stealth by vway of the fact they can be difficult to detect by conventional means.< Less
#037 - Snow-Covered Aircraft, Vol 1
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Here's the first edition of my "Snow Covered Aircraft" calendars. ready for 2019 and 2020. This one is a 24 month item.
Cold War Containment --Americans in Britain
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A complete history of the USAF 3rd AF in Britain post WW II. Units, bases, operations, the 'enmey' -- the Warpac, the LSK/LV and the Soviet 16th Air Army in East Germany. UK LOckheed U-2 spyplane and... More > SR-71 Blackbird 'ops'. F-111's, the Libyan Raid, the48th FW. Soviet withdrawal and USAF drawdown. detailed list of comunist 'shoot-downs' of US and Allied aircraft during the 'Cold War stand-off.< Less
High Altitude Spies
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The CIA started high altitude reconnaissance of the Soviet Union with Lockheed's U-2 Spyplane that remains in USAF use in 2014. But in the early 1960s from Gary Powers onwards the U-2 suffered loses... More > through shoot-downs and crashes, this ebook tells the u-2 Spyplane story as well as the EE Canberra PR variants and its Martin RB-57 version with its 122ft wingspan claimed to operate at 80,000ft? The Lockheed SR.71 Blackbird and the weather reconnaissance flights used as cover for the spy flights over China and Cuba before and after the missile crisis and more U-2 losses. And RAF all-black Canberra flights from RAF Wyton over the Soviet Union, that took place before the Sculthrope Special Flight was activated. Ilustrated< Less
MiG-25 Foxbat Test and Development
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The Mikoyan MiG-25 Foxbat derived from the E-66 experimental MiG to date is Russia's fastest and highest flying combat plane ever. Claimed to be capable of Mach 3.2 in a straight line invariably in... More > operational service it never exceeds Mach 2.8. Its development and test flying claimed the lives of several Soviet test pilots, a number of them 'Heroes of the Soviet Union' as well as indirectly the lfe of Artem Mikoyan the OKBs chief designer and director. The problems were so acute that the Soviet Air Force absolutely refused to accept the Foxbat into front-line service until the cause of the crashes was found and the type was safe to operate by the PVO. At the cost of another 'Hero of the Soviet Union' pilot's life it's major problem was revealed as he plummeted to the ground and his death. Unlike the USAF's SR-71, today in the new millennium (2010) the RFAF retain's 39 MiG-25 Foxbat in front-line service.< Less
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