Conceived during the dark days of the Cold War, the U-2 is a single-engine, single-seat, surveillance aircraft. Designed by aeronautical engineer AiKellyAi Johnson, the plane was used by the C.I.A. to photograph installations deep inside Soviet Russia. Known as the AiDragon LadyAi, the U-2 was classified. Its existence remained a secret until 1960, when a U-2 flown by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Soviet territory. The U-2 went on to have a long and illustrious career. Upgraded airframes remained in use five decades after it first debuted. Originally printed by Lockheed and the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified AiRestrictedAi, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.Still strip handle a#39;-. Ec and MGI-ITS AN. El. Compass system CHECKED. Compass control panel.: DG-SLA-GAMAa#39; molle switch in SLA position. Eo. SYNC EEu - Check needle centered. c.. LAT N Set for proper E½EdNEm and hemisphere whenanbsp;...
|Title||:||U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions|
|Author||:||United States Air Force|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2008-01-01|