Lockheed U-2

Lockheed U-2

Bob Archer

One of two Lockheed reconnaissance "black” jets that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, and flown by the CIA for almost 2 decades, the U-2 is arguably the world's most famous spy aircraft.
Date Published :
November 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
Modern Military Aircraft Series
Illustration :
Over 160 photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781802822519
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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Overview
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One of two Lockheed reconnaissance “black” jets that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, and flown by the CIA for almost 2 decades, the U-2 is arguably the world’s most famous spy aircraft. Although scheduled for retirement from 2015, that plan has been put on hold indefinitely, and the U-2 continues to grace our skies almost 70 years after its first flight. Produced in tremendous secrecy, and initially flown from areas away from public gaze, the U-2 is renowned for its cutting-edge design and operational flexibility. Fully illustrated with over 160 photographs, this book details the history and operations of the U-2.

About The Author
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London born Bob Archer's sixty years in aviation began as an aircraft enthusiast, turned photographer. Latterly writing for aviation journals, as well as four books. His primary period of interest is post World War Two to date. American, Russian and UK manufacturers are his favourites. Two greatest aviation periods were viewing the early 1960s American nuclear bombers in central England, and the Russian military in Eastern Europe during the early 1990s. He has flown in numerous military aircraft, including Phantom, Tornado, Jaguar, Hercules, VC.10 and various helicopters worldwide. Bob is married to Anzhelika, who shares his passion for aviation.

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