SR-71: The Complete
Illustrated History of the Blackbird, The World's Highest, Fastest
Plane by Richard H.
SR-71 covers every
aspect of the spyplane’s development, manufacture, and active service, all from
the insider’s perspective of one its pilots. Features over 200 incredible
to a coffee table near you comes the new paperback edition of this authoritative
and illustrated history of the most mind-bending military aircraft ever flown!
Developed by the renowned Lockheed
the SR-71 was an awesome aircraft in every respect, setting world records for
altitude and speed: an absolute altitude
85,069 feet on July 28, 1974, and an absolute speed
2,193.2 miles per hour on the same day.
Written by a former Blackbird pilot, SR-71 covers
every aspect of the aircraft's development, manufacture, and active service, all
lavishly illustrated with more
than 200 photos.
The SR-71 remained in service with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998, when it
was withdrawn from use, superseded by satellite technology. This authoritative
history covers the spylane's entire phenomenal