Area 51 - Black Jets: A History Of The Aircraft Developed At Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base by Bill YenneArea 51 - Black Jets: A History Of The Aircraft Developed At Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base by Bill Yenne

Area 51 - Black Jets: A History Of The Aircraft Developed At Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base

byBill Yenne

Paperback | March 6, 2018

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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. InArea 51 - Black Jets, author and military historianBill Yenneoffers 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 theHave Blueprogram 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 Jetsalso covers a handful of the many classified experimental programs carried out at Area 51 over the years, such asHave Doughnut,Have Ferry, andHave Drill- secret undertakings that successfully reverse-engineered such enemy aircraft as the Russian MiG during the Cold War. 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.

Bill Yenneis the author of more than three dozen nonfiction books on historical topics. His books on aviation and military history have includedArea 51 Black Jets--which T. D. Barmes, formerly with NASA High Range and Area 51 Special Projects, described as "not a book that the reader will lay down and not finish. It holds one''s intere...
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Title:Area 51 - Black Jets: A History Of The Aircraft Developed At Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation ...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.5 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0760361452

ISBN - 13:9780760361450

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"This book is equally suited for the aviation enthusiast as well as the historian. Area 51 Black Jets addresses so many of the seemingly innumerable as well as fantastic aeronautical advancements accomplished there. It is an incredible story told well by Bill Yenne" - SeattlePI.com