Unlimited Horizons: Design and Development of the U-2
by Peter W. Merlin
Publisher: NASA 2015
Number of pages: 304
Over the span of more 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.
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