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The complete illustrated history of Lockheed's legendary "Dragon Lady". The long story of the U-2 is amazing and complex, and this book tells it all, in unprecedented detail, from the early days overflying the Soviet Union under CIA sponsorship, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and on to the Vietnam War. The epic missions over Communist China were flown by Nationalist pilots from Taiwan. How the U-2 was improved, enlarged and put back into production - twice. It led the real-time reconnaissance revolution with data links and high-tech sensors. Then it played a key role in Desert Storm, over Bosnia and Kosovo, and most recently over Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the CIA's own historian, Chris Pocock is the foremost authority on the U-2. To write this book, he flew in the aircraft, conducted 250 interviews, and analysed more than one thousand declassified documents.
  • AUTHOR: Pocock, C
  • FORMAT: 272pp 450 col/Bw Hb
  • Code: 21853

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