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Secret Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed At Area 51

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Dimensions: L: 22.4cm x W: 2.29cm x H: 27.9cm

Product Code: 9780785836254

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When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension of Edwards Air Force Base has served as a top-secret CIA testing ground for many of the most ground-breaking advancements in American military aviation technology. In Secret Jets, author and military historian Bill Yenne offers the first fully illustrated chronology of Area 51's most famous aircraft projects, including Lockheed's U-2 "Dragon Lady" and SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance planes, drones ranging from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern-day General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the famous F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced by the Have Blue program during the 1970s. Each project is given its own fascinating chapter illuminating the aircraft's development at this famed location. But beyond the aircraft themselves, Secret Jets also covers a handful of the many classified experimental programs carried out at Area 51 over the years, such as Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill - secret undertakings that successfully reverse-engineered such enemy aircraft as the Russian MiG during the Cold War. Presented in beautiful hardcover format and illustrated with historic colour and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and maps, this book reveals Area 51 for what it truly is: a clandestine area for the United States' most cutting-edge technological innovators in military aviation.

Book Title Secret Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed At Area 51
ISBN 9780785836254
By Author(s) Bill Yenne
Publisher Crestline Books
Pages 192
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.4cm x 2.29cm x 27.9cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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