Lockheed A-12

The CIA's Blackbird and other variants

Air Vanguard Band 12

Paul F. Crickmore

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During the early years of the Cold War, the most effective way to gather strategic intelligence about the Soviet Union and its allies was manned overflight. Lockheed's U-2 was spectacularly successful in this role, however, much to the concern of US President Eisenhower, its shape meant that it could be tracked on Russian radars. Given the highly sensitive nature of such flights, the President insisted that every effort should be made to reduce to zero the U-2's radar cross section (RCS), thereby making the aircraft invisible. When this was proven to be impossible, the stage was set for a U-2 replacement. Following a competition between Lockheed and Convair, the former was declared the winner and the result was the A-12. Designed to incorporate 'stealth' features before the term was even coined, the A-12 has to date proven to be the fastest, highest flying jet aircraft ever built. This book will also cover a two-seat variation of the design built as an advanced interceptor - the YF-12.

Paul F. Crickmore is the author of the much-acclaimed Lockheed Blackbird: Beyond the Secret Missions. He was commissioned to write his first book for Osprey 35 years ago and that since then he has written 20 books, including 12 for Osprey. He is also an honorary member of several A-12 and SR-71 veterans' associations.

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Seitenzahl 64 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 20.01.2014
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781472801159
Verlag Bloomsbury Academic Uk
Dateigröße 8500 KB
Illustrator Adam Tooby

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  • Introduction/ Design evolution and development/ Technical Specifications/ Operational History/ Conclusion - programme shut-down/ The YF-12 evolution, flight test and cancellation/The M-21 D-21 evolution, flight test and cancellation