The Resource Blackbird : a history of the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson

Blackbird : a history of the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson

Label
Blackbird : a history of the untouchable spy plane
Title
Blackbird
Title remainder
a history of the untouchable spy plane
Statement of responsibility
James Hamilton-Paterson
Title variation
History of the untouchable spy plane
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The fascinating story of the spy plane SR-71 Blackbird--the fastest manned aircraft in the history of aviation. The SR-71 Blackbird, the famed "spy" jet, was deliberately designed to be the world's fastest and highest-flying aircraft--and its success has never been approached since. It was conceived in the late 1950s by Lockheed Martin's highly secret 'Skunk Works' team under one of the most (possibly the most) brilliant aero designers of all time, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. Once fully developed in 1964, the Blackbird represented the apogee of jet-powered flight. It could fly at well over three times the speed of sound above 85,000 feet and had an unrefueled range of 3,200 nautical miles. It flew with great success until 1999). Despite extensive use over Vietnam and later battlefields, not one was ever shot down (unlike the U2 in the Gary Powers incident). The Blackbird's capabilities seem unlikely ever to be exceeded. It was retired because its function can be performed by satellites--and in today's steady trend toward unmanned military aircraft, it is improbable that another jet aircraft of this speed and caliber will ever again be conceived
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton-Paterson, James
Dewey number
623.7467
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.R4
LC item number
H36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
  • United States
Label
Blackbird : a history of the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Paranoia -- U-2 --Oxcart -- Faster and higher -- Into action at last -- From mission to museum -- Apotheosis
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
224 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681775050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 1664819
  • (OCoLC)975850812
  • 1642317
  • (OCoLC)ocn975850812
  • 1642317
  • 1664819
  • 1664819
Label
Blackbird : a history of the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Paranoia -- U-2 --Oxcart -- Faster and higher -- Into action at last -- From mission to museum -- Apotheosis
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
224 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681775050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 1664819
  • (OCoLC)975850812
  • 1642317
  • (OCoLC)ocn975850812
  • 1642317
  • 1664819
  • 1664819

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