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75 Years Of The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

AUTHOR – James C. Goodall

PUBLISHER – Osprey Publishing

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 384

PUBLISHED – 2021

ISBN – 978 1 4728 4647 1

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Categories: , Product ID: 9879

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The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works was founded in the summer of 1943 to develop a jet-powered high-altitude interceptor for the USAAF, and ever since it has been at the forefront of technological development in the world of aviation. From the XP-80 to the U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22 and now the F-35, the Skunk Works team has designed aircraft that are the pinnacle of innovation and performance.  This book takes us through the history of this legendary facility from its foundation at the height of World War II under the talented engineer, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, through to the present day. Illustrated with over a thousand photographs and drawings, it details the 46 unclassified programmes developed by the Skunk Works, following them through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service.

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Weight2.42 kg

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