75 YEARS OF SKUNK WORKS
Autore: James C. Goodall
Presenta 46 progetti aeronautici prodotti dall’industria americana Lockheed Martin negli ultimi 75 anni di attività. Oltre mille tra foto e disegni illustrano i progetti dai primi schizzi su carta attraverso tutte le fasi di progettazione, di produzione, il primo volo e carriera operativa. Tra i progetti descritti: XP-80, U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22 e il recente F-35.
The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works was founded in the summer of 1943 to develop a jet-powered high-altitude interceptor for the USAAF, and ever since it has been at the forefront of technological development in the world of aviation. From the XP-80 to the U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22 and now the F-35, the Skunk Works team has designed aircraft that are the pinnacle of innovation and performance.
75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works takes us through the history of this legendary facility from its foundation at the height of World War II under the talented engineer, Clarence "Kelly” Johnson, through to the present day. Illustrated with over a thousand photographs and drawings, it details the 46 unclassified programmes developed by the Skunk Works, following them through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service.
Riccamente illustrato a colori e in bianco e nero
30 x 24