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Book discusses the requirement for and the design, development, and operation of the U-2, from 1954 when the design began, to the current overflights of the Balkans and Iraq. Includes extensive discussions of U-2 overflights of hostile countries (USSR, China, North Korea, North Vietnam) and NASA's use of the U-2.During late 1958 and early 1959, Lockheed began refitting the CIAs 13 remaining U-2s with the more powerful Pratt aamp; Whitney J75-P-13 jet engine. This new powerplant generated 4, 200 pounds more thrust while adding only 2, 050 poundsanbsp;...

Author: Norman Polmar
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2001

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