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Area 51 black jets, Bill Yenne

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Area 51 black jets
Title
Area 51 black jets
Statement of responsibility
Bill Yenne
Title variation
  • Area fifty-one black jets
  • Black jets, a history of the aircraft developed at Groom Lake, America's secret aviation base
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Area 51's most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension of Edwards Air Force Base has served as a top-secret CIA testing ground for many of the most groundbreaking advancements in American military aviation technology. In Area 51 - Black Jets, author and military historian Bill Yenne offers the first fully illustrated chronology of Area 51's most famous aircraft projects, including Lockheed's U-2 "Dragon Lady" and SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance planes, drones ranging from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern-day General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the famous F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced by the Have Blue program during the 1970s. Each project is given its own fascinating chapter illuminating the aircraft's development at this famed location. But beyond the aircraft themselves, Area 51 - Black Jets also covers a handful of the many classified experimental programs carried out at Area 51 over the years, such as Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill--secret undertakings that successfully reverse-engineered such enemy aircraft as the Russian MiG during the Cold War. Presented in beautiful hardcover format and illustrated with historic color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and maps, this book reveals Area 51 for what it truly is: a clandestine area for the United States' most cutting-edge technological innovators in military aviation."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
623.74/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG634.5.A74
LC item number
Y46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Area 51 black jets, Bill Yenne
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Area 51 black jets, Bill Yenne
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: What is Area 51? -- How nowhere became somewhere -- The skunk works goes to Paradise -- Angels in the blue book -- Angels in red skies -- Angels at the turning point -- Imaging the Archangels -- Archangel over Area 51 -- The tagboard from the sorcerer's dungeon -- The blackbird -- MiGs over Tonopah -- From hopeless diamond to black jet -- Aurora, Black Manta, and things that went pulse in the night -- Whales, birds of prey, and the true deep black -- Send in the drones, watch for the beasts -- Epilogue: Still out there
Control code
ocn857234333
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Dimensions
27 cm
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Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780760344262
Lccn
2013033111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
752748344266
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)857234333

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