75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (Hardcover)

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75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (Hardcover)

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This pictorial journey will take the reader from the very beginning of the Skunk Works' very first project (XP-80 Shooting Star) and follow the program through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service.

This pictorial journey will take the reader from the very beginning of the Skunk Works' very first project (XP-80 Shooting Star) and follow the program through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service. This treatment will be repeated for each of the 30 unclassified program designed and built by the Skunk Works. Each program will form a chapter of at least two pages in length, with a maximum of 14 pages being allocated for programs that went into production and merit more detailed coverage, such as the P-80/F-94/T-33 family, C-130 family and, of course, the A-12 and SR-71.

James C. Goodall is a published author with 27 books in print. He is a recognized authority both on low-observable aircraft, such as the F-117, B-2A, the Lockheed 'twins' (F-22 and F-35) and the Lockheed Skunk Works family of Blackbirds, and the US Navy's fleet of modern-day fast attack and ballistic missile submarines. He has been photographing and writing about 'spooky' military aircraft, naval ships and submarines for the past 35 years, and his last book, 75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, was published by Osprey in 2021.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472846471
ISBN-10: 1472846478
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English

"With superb production design, endless behind the scenes photography, this is a real coffee table book for aviation lovers." —The Armourer

"This is an indispensable reference for any aviation enthusiast." - Airfix Model World