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Book discusses the requirement for and the design, development, and operation of the U-2, from 1954 when the design began, to the current overflights of the Balkans and Iraq. Includes extensive discussions of U-2 overflights of hostile countries (USSR, China, North Korea, North Vietnam) and NASA's use of the U-2.Detachment G received no such tasking, however, and the last of the aircraft returned to California on 13 November. The 1973 war did lead to the overseas deployment of Detachment G U-2s the following year when the CIA was tasked withanbsp;...

Author:Norman Polmar
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2001


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