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It s become evident to me how stage managed the story of stealth has been in the aviation media I remember when the F 117 was reveled and what a revelation it was We were led to believe that this was a recent break through It was nothing of the sort We ve been actively trying to reduce the Radar Cross Section of our military aircraft since the mid 50s and the book From Rainbow to Gusto is a window into that early developmen. A History of Two CIA Projects In 1956 the shock of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the horrors of the war that followed were still fresh in the minds of America's leaders When the Soviet Union exploded its own atomic bomb in August 1949 the sense of vulnerability increased with the realization that the next sur.
Head of the inlet as way to mask the return While the system clearly never made it onto the aircraft too large heavy and a potential health hazard for the pilot X rays we re left to wonder how relevant a system like that would be today with 50 years of developmentAn extensive development history is given stepping through A 1 through A 12 the projects ahead of the A series and Convair s rival project Fan of the SR 71 Read thi. Could go where it wanted the Soviets could track it from border to border It was only a matter of time before their interceptors or missiles would be able to nock it out of the sky The only hope was to make the US aircraft invisible to their air defense radars And if it couldn't be made invisible then a new aircraft would.
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T work the various research programs that were setup around attempts to reduce the Soviet s ability to track the U2 and how those efforts then segued to the U2 Replacement the SR 71Fascinating work was being carried out by our country s best and brightest Just as an example when Lockheed was having trouble reducing the radar reflections that emanated from the engine inlets they turned to the possibility of ionizing the air Prise attack could destroy American cities and The Renegade Cowboy Returns (Callahan Cowboys, kill millions of people Deterring an attack reuirednowing Soviet capabilities and intentions To gather that information the U 2 spyplane had begun photographing large sections of the Soviet Union flying at altitudes far above the reach of their air defenses But while the U