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A really good read, 10 Jan 2012
I don't usually post reviews - but felt compelled to do so with this book as I have enjoyed it so much. It was by chance that I came across the title, not thinking that such a book even existed. Basically it describes how several of the all time best aircraft (my opinion of course) were conceived, designed, tested and built. The stories about each are fascinating, and demonstrate what can be achieved with a can do attitude (and a healthy disregard for Health & Safety!!). The book covers in detail the U2, the SR71 Blackbird, and the F117 Stealth. The author had a senior role on all the projects - and was head of the Skunk Works for the F117 project. If you, like me, were growing up at the time these aircraft were still unofficial, then you will deifinately enjoy.