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By Peter W. Merlin | Comments: ( 523 ) | Date: ( Apr 09, 2020 )

Over the span of than six decades, the U 2 evolved from a relatively basic, high altitude camera platform for performing clandestine reconnaissance missions into a complex, multisensor platform that has been adapted for a multitude of civil and military roles Variants in than a dozen configurations have been used for intelligence gathering, strategic and tacticaOver the span of than six decades, the U 2 evolved from a relatively basic, high altitude camera platform for performing clandestine reconnaissance missions into a complex, multisensor platform that has been adapted for a multitude of civil and military roles Variants in than a dozen configurations have been used for intelligence gathering, strategic and tactical reconnaissance, communications relay, battle damage assessment, treaty monitoring and verification, disaster relief, environmental and Earth resources studies, and a wide variety of scientific research Born of a Cold War necessity to maintain the balance of power between East and West, the U 2 now serves equally well as a high altitude tool for tracking terrorists in the mountains of Afghanistan or for tracking the migration of destructive spruce bark beetles through the forests of Alaska.


  • Title: Unlimited Horizons: Design and Development of the U-2
  • Author: Peter W. Merlin
  • ISBN: 9781626830257
  • Page: 474
  • Format: ebook

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Comments Unlimited Horizons: Design and Development of the U-2

  • Paul Kinzer

    Most folks, including myself, know of the U2 from the Gary Powers incident, and that's about it. This book gives a detailed account of the development, technical aspects, missions, and continuing use from day one through 2015. Who knew that the U2 went through over a dozen improvement cycles, and still is actively used for research? And how difficult it is to fly? For example, if the speed at high altitude isn't kept within a 10 knot envelope, it stalls! Written in somewhat of a textbook manner, [...]


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