Download e-book for iPad: Area 51 - Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at by Bill Yenne

By Bill Yenne

Area 51’s most crucial army aviation advancements are profiled in an illustrated format.


When so much folks think about zone fifty one, we predict of extraterrestrial beings, UFOs, and arguable govt cover-ups. It’s effortless to omit that, because the mid-1950s, the U.S.’ famed extension of Edwards Air strength Base has served as a top-secret CIA trying out floor for lots of of the main groundbreaking developments in American army aviation know-how. In Area fifty one – Black Jets, writer and army historian invoice Yenne bargains the 1st absolutely illustrated chronology of region 51’s most renowned airplane initiatives, together with Lockheed’s U-2 “Dragon girl” and SR-71 “Blackbird” reconnaissance planes, drones starting from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern day common Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the well-known F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced via the Have Blue software through the Seventies. each one venture is given its personal attention-grabbing bankruptcy illuminating the aircraft’s improvement at this famed situation. yet past the plane themselves, Area fifty one – Black Jets additionally covers a handful of the numerous categorised experimental courses conducted at quarter fifty one through the years, comparable to Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill—secret undertakings that effectively reverse-engineered such enemy airplane because the Russian MiG in the course of the chilly struggle. awarded in appealing hardcover structure and illustrated with historical colour and black-and-white photos, diagrams, and maps, this booklet finds sector fifty one for what it really is: a clandestine sector for the USA’ such a lot state-of-the-art technological innovators in army aviation.

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