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Skunk Works Ben R. Rich

Skunk Works

Ben R. Rich

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ISBN : 9780736631082
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From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind the high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of Americas most secret & successful aerospace operation. As recounted by BenMoreFrom the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind the high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of Americas most secret & successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operations brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheeds legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering & achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists & engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes & high adventure, with narratives from the CIA & from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the 20th century.