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The Resource Blackbird : the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson

Blackbird : the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson

Label
Blackbird : the untouchable spy plane
Title
Blackbird
Title remainder
the untouchable spy plane
Statement of responsibility
James Hamilton-Paterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The American 'spy' aircraft, the SR-71 'Blackbird' was deliberately designed to be the world's fastest and highest-flying aircraft and has never been approached since. It was conceived in the late 1950s by Lockheed Martin's highly secret 'Skunk Works' team under one of the most brilliant aero designers of all time, Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson. Once fully developed in around 1963/4 the Blackbird represented the apogee of jet-powered flight. It could fly at well over three times the speed of sound above 85,000 feet and had an unrefuelled range of 3,200 nautical miles. It flew with great success until 1998 (with NASA 1999). Despite extensive use over Vietnam and later battlefields none was ever shot down. The Blackbird's capabilities seem unlikely ever to be exceeded
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton-Paterson, James
Dewey number
  • 623.7'467'0973
  • 623.7'467'0973
  • 623.74670973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
  • SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
  • SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Blackbird : the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786691200
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
224 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786691200
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Blackbird : the untouchable spy plane, James Hamilton-Paterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786691200
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
224 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786691200
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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      Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX, GB
      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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