Lockheed Sr-71 Operations in Europe and the Middle East

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An icon of American military might during the Cold War (1946-1991), the Lockheed SR-71 'Blackbird' had covered itself in glory during the aircraft's debut in over-flights of North Vietnam and North Korea. When the US intelligence community realized that the aircraft could fly faster and higher than any Soviet fighter, and outrun most surface-to-air missiles, they instructed the United States Air Force to establish a European detachment of the aircraft. In 1976, SR-71 Det 4 commenced operations from the Royal Air Force base ...

Lockheed Sr-71 Operations in Europe and the Middle East 2009, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846034183

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