75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

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75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

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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.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Foreword
Introduction
XP-80 - Shooting Star - 1944
XF-90 - Penetration Fighter - 1949
X-7, X-17 - 1951, 1955
YC-130 - Hercules - 1954
XVF - Salmon - 1954
XF-104 Starfighter - 1954
U-2A-G - Dragon Lady - 1955
Jet Star L-329 - 1957
SST L-2000 - 1958
XV-4 - Hummingbird - 1962
CL-400 Suntan - 1962
A-12 - Oxcart - 1962
YF-12A - Kindle - 1963
D-21 - Tagboard/Senior Bowl - 1964
M-21 Tagboard - 1964
SR-71A - Senior Crown - 1964
X-26 - Frigate - 1967
AH-56A Cheyenne - 1967
U-2R Dragon Lady - 1967
X-27 - Lancer - 1970
YO-3A - Quiet Star - 1971
X-24C - L-301 - 1977
XST - Have Blue - 1977
Senior Peg - 1978
Senior Prom ATCM -1980
YF-117A - Senior Trend - 1981
YF-22 - ATF - 1990
Sea Shadow - IX-529 - 1985
X-35 JST - 1989
X-33 - Venturestar - 1990
RQ-3 - Dark Star - 1996
X-44A - MANTA - 2001
Desert Hawk - 2003
P-175 Pole Cat - 2005
Cormorant - 2006
P-791 - 2006
RQ-170 - Sentinel - 2007
X-55A - ACCA - 2009
HTV-2 - 2010
RATTLRS - 2010
X-56A - 2013
Sea Ghost - 2013
X-59 QUESST - 2016
Compact Fusion - 2019
SR-72 - 2030
Future Thoughts and Paper Airplanes
Skunk Works Leadership Biographies
Acknowledgments
Index

Product details

Published Jun 01 2021
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 384
ISBN 9781472846471
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Color illustrations throughout, over 800 photos.
Dimensions 10 x 12 inches
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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