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By Bill Yenne

ISBN-10: 0760344264

ISBN-13: 9780760344262

ISBN-10: 0760361452

ISBN-13: 9780760361450

Area 51’s most vital army aviation advancements are profiled in an illustrated format.


When such a lot people reflect on sector fifty one, we expect of extraterrestrial beings, UFOs, and debatable govt cover-ups. It’s effortless to omit that, because the mid-1950s, the USA’ famed extension of Edwards Air strength Base has served as a top-secret CIA trying out floor for lots of of the main groundbreaking developments in American army aviation expertise. In Area fifty one – Black Jets, writer and armed forces historian invoice Yenne bargains the 1st absolutely illustrated chronology of zone 51’s most famed plane initiatives, together with Lockheed’s U-2 “Dragon woman” and SR-71 “Blackbird” reconnaissance planes, drones starting from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern day normal Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the recognized F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced by means of the Have Blue software through the Seventies. every one undertaking is given its personal interesting bankruptcy illuminating the aircraft’s improvement at this famed situation. yet past the plane themselves, Area fifty one – Black Jets additionally covers a handful of the numerous labeled experimental courses performed at sector fifty one through the years, corresponding to Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill—secret undertakings that effectively reverse-engineered such enemy plane because the Russian MiG through the chilly conflict. offered in attractive hardcover structure and illustrated with ancient colour and black-and-white photos, diagrams, and maps, this booklet unearths quarter fifty one for what it really is: a clandestine sector for the USA’ so much state-of-the-art technological innovators in army aviation.

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