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The Lockheed U-2

v2.0.1 / TOC (2 chapters) / 01 oct 19 / greg goebel

* In the mid-1950s, during the height of the Cold War, the need to perform surveillance of the Soviet Union led the United States to develop a high-flying reconnaissance aircraft, the "Lockheed U-2". Overflights of the USSR came to an abrupt end in 1960, when the Soviets shot down a U-2 and captured its pilot. However, that was only the beginning of the career of the U-2 which, in its modernized "U-2S", remains a valuable US intelligence asset. This document provides a history and description of the U-2.

NASA ER-2


[1.0] Building & Flying The U-2

[2.0] U-2 Evolution


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