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Lockheed SR-71 operations in the Far East

Author: Paul Crickmore
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2008.
Series: Osprey combat aircraft, 76.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Even before the first operational flight of the U-2 spy plane, aircraft designers began work on the type's replacement. The result was the SR-71. First deployed on March 9, 1968, this tri-sonic 'hotrod' flew its first operational sortie over North Vietnam just 12 days later. Thereafter, the SR-71 roamed freely, capturing photographic, radar and electronic intelligence. This book examines the impact this aircraft  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Crickmore
ISBN: 9781846033193 1846033195
OCLC Number: 212855790
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Oxcart and Tagboard --
Black Shield --
Early Days in Okinawa --
The War Continues --
Linebacker and Beyond --
Middle East and Shutdown.
Series Title: Osprey combat aircraft, 76.
Responsibility: Paul F. Crickmore.

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Even before the first operational flight of the U-2 spy plane, aircraft designers began work on the type's replacement. The result was the SR-71. This book examines the impact this aircraft had, not  Read more...

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