Book Title: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual : An insight into the design, operation and maintenance of the secret US Cold War reconnaissance aircr
Author: W. David Woods
Format: Hardback | 160 pages
Publication Date: 01 Aug 2012
Throughout its 34-year Cold War career with the USAF and CIA, the top secret Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. Dedicated to strategic reconnaissance, the Blackbird was so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. The co-authors are world authorities on the Blackbird and give rare insights into the secret world of the SR-71, its genesis, construction and anatomy (including its use of stealth technology), and its operation and maintenance in peace and war.