Area 51 - Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at by Bill Yenne

By Bill Yenne

Area 51's most crucial army aviation advancements are profiled in an illustrated format.

When such a lot folks give some thought to quarter fifty one, we expect of extraterrestrial beings, UFOs, and debatable executive cover-ups. It's effortless to put out of your mind that, because the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension of Edwards Air strength Base has served as a top-secret CIA checking out floor for plenty of of the main groundbreaking developments in American army aviation know-how. In Area fifty one - Black Jets, writer and armed forces historian Bill Yenne bargains the 1st totally illustrated chronology of sector 51's most renowned airplane tasks, together with Lockheed's U-2 "Dragon Lady" and SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance planes, drones starting from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern day common Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the well-known F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced via the Have Blue application in the course of the Nineteen Seventies. every one venture is given its personal interesting bankruptcy illuminating the aircraft's improvement at this famed position. yet past the plane themselves, Area fifty one - Black Jets additionally covers a handful of the numerous categorised experimental courses performed at zone fifty one through the years, akin to Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill - mystery undertakings that effectively reverse-engineered such enemy plane because the Russian MiG in the course of the chilly struggle. awarded in attractive hardcover structure and illustrated with ancient colour and black-and-white photos, diagrams, and maps, this ebook unearths region fifty one for what it really is: a clandestine region for the United States' so much state of the art technological innovators in army aviation.

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