Lockheed SR-71 Operations in the Far East

By (author) Crickmore, Paul F.; Illustrated by Davey, Chris; Illustrated by Laurier, Jim

Even before the first operational flight of the U-2 spy plane, aircraft designers began work on the type's replacement. The result was the SR-71. First deployed on March 9, 1968, this tri-sonic 'hotrod' flew its first operational sortie over North Vietnam just 12 days later. Thereafter, the SR-71 roamed freely, capturing photographic, radar and electronic intelligence. This book examines the impact this aircraft had, not only on North Vietnam but during the Cold War as a whole, gathering information about the Soviet nuclear submarine fleet based in Vladivostok as well as the port's defenses, monitoring the actions of North Korea and flying four 11-hour, non-stop sorties into the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War in the late 1980s.

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  • Chapter 1: Black Shield & Giant Reach/Chapter 2: The War Intensifies/Chapter 3: North Korea/Chapter 4: Back in the USSR/Chapter 5: Flights to the Middle East/Appendices

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書名 Lockheed SR-71 Operations in the Far East
著作者等 Davey, Chris
Laurier, Jim
Crickmore, Paul F.
シリーズ名 Combat Aircraft 76
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 2013.01.20
ページ数 96p
ISBN 9781472800558
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス