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Area 51 black jets : a history of the aircraft developed at Groom Lake, America's secret aviation base / Bill Yenne.

By: Yenne, Bill, 1949-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2014Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780760344262 (hardback); 0760344264 (hardback).Other title: Black jets, a history of the aircraft developed at Groom Lake, America's secret aviation base.Subject(s): Aeronautics, Military -- Research -- United States -- History | Research aircraft -- United States -- History | Airplanes, Military -- United States -- History | Area 51 (Nev.) -- History | Area 51 (Nev.) -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 623.74/6
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.
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. -"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. "-- -"An illustrated history of the U.S. military's development of secret spy aircraft at Groom Lake, a.k.a. Area 51"--
Summary: "An illustrated history of the U.S. military's development of secret spy aircraft at Groom Lake, a.k.a. Area 51"-- Provided by publisher.
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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.

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.

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. -"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. "-- -"An illustrated history of the U.S. military's development of secret spy aircraft at Groom Lake, a.k.a. Area 51"--

"An illustrated history of the U.S. military's development of secret spy aircraft at Groom Lake, a.k.a. Area 51"-- Provided by publisher.

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Since the mid-1950s, Area 51 (aka the -Nevada Test and Training Range, Homey Airport, and more), a desolate, dry lake bed in the southern Nevada desert, has operated as a clandestine CIA-U.S. Air Force--Lockheed Corporation test site for ongoing cutting-edge research in U.S. flight technology. In July 2013, following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed nearly a decade earlier, the CIA finally acknowledged the existence of Area 51 for the first time by declassifying documents outlining the mandate and history of the base. -Military historian Yenne's (Aces High) insightful study provides an illustrated chronology of many of Area 51's premier aircraft projects, which include Lockheed's U-2 and SR-71 spy planes, a range of drones, from the early Lockheed D-21 to the contemporary Predator, and the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter. Yenne awards each major program its own chapter showcasing the aircraft's stage-by-stage development. In addition, he previews just a few of the classified special assignments undertaken over time, such as the analysis and covert trial deployment of "acquired" Soviet planes, as well as rumored extraterrestrial projects. VERDICT A comprehensive study, incorporating sound research, vivid prose, colorful illustrations, helpful maps, diagrams, and an indispensable acronym list. Recommended for aviation historians and enthusiasts and those who are interested in U.S. intelligence, national security, conspiracy theories, and UFOs.-John Carver Edwards, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.