Jay Miller - Lockheed SR-71 (A-12/YF-12/D-21)
Midland Counties Publications | 1983 | ISBN: 0942548256 | 20 pages | PDF | 15.49 MB
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The Lockheed SR-71 is an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works as a Black project. The SR-71 was unofficially named the Blackbird. A defensive feature of the aircraft was its high speed and operating altitude, whereby, if a surface-to-air missile launch were detected, standard evasive action was simply to accelerate. The SR-71 line was in service from 1964 to 1998, with 12 of the 32 aircraft being destroyed in accidents, though none were lost to enemy action. This booklet have been created for the serious enthusiast and modeler and are designed to provide textual and pictorial detail not usually found in other readily available mini-monograph books of this type.