Blackbird Rising Birth of an Aviation Legend

By: Byrnes, Donn A. and Kenneth D. Hurley

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This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Blackbird - if you want to know how the SR-71 came about, and who did what to whom, you need to read this book. The Blackbird, the nickname given to the SR-71, was forged from 1950's and 60's components merged with aerodynamics and structural metallurgy from the cutting edge." "The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" was a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. American aerospace engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson was responsible for many of the design's innovative concepts. During aerial reconnaissance missions, the SR-71 operated at high speeds and altitudes to allow it to outrace threats. If a surface-to-air missile launch was detected, the standard evasive action was simply to accelerate and outfly the missile. The SR-71 was designed with a reduced radar cross-section."

Title: Blackbird Rising Birth of an Aviation Legend

Author Name: Byrnes, Donn A. and Kenneth D. Hurley

Categories: Aviation,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Los Lunas, NM, Sage Mesa Publications: 1999

ISBN Number: 096332702X

ISBN Number 13: 9780963327024

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: A33867

Keywords: Aviation Donn A. Byrnes Kenneth D. Hurley Blackbirds SR-71 Spy Planes Aviation,