Lockheed A-12: The CIA’s Blackbird and other variants (Air Vanguard)

During the early years of the Cold War, the most effective way to gather strategic intelligence about the Soviet Union and its allies was manned overflight. Lockheed’s U-2 was spectacularly successful in this role, however, much to the concern of US President Eisenhower, its shape meant that it

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Preparing the Cold War: Project Casey Jones: Post Hostilities Aerial Mapping: Iceland, Europe and North Africa from June 1945 to December 1946

Germany’s surrender meant that World War II was over in Europe and no further bombing missions would be flown there. Rumors were rife and one started floating that the 305th and 306th Bombardment Groups would not accompany the Eighth Air Force to the war in the Pacific. Instead, these two units,

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Aces of the 325th Fighter Group (Aircraft of the Aces Book 117)

The 325th FG was activated under General Order number 50 on 30 July 1942 and set up training operations at Theodore F Greene Field in Providence, Rhode Island. By mid-December 1942 the group was considered ready for combat and the alert for overseas duty arrived on 2 January 1943. The pilots and

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思想文化 (Chinese Edition)

中华民族是世界上最古老的民族, 中华文明是世界上最悠久的文明之一。中国有文字记载的历史近5000年之久, 从公元前841年开始, 有文献可考的编年史从未间断,[buybutton... [Read More...]