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5.0 out of 5 stars Great history of the A-12, the forst of the Blackbird family
Written by a CIA historian, this history of the A-12 programme, developed into the SR-71 and other spin offs. Well written, detailed and revealing a lot of information that is not widely known.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. M. Stickley

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, badly flawed Kindle transfer
The books itself is too small to go incredibly in depth on its subject, but there's still a good deal of detail and information here that I have not found elsewhere. For the price, its a steal. Unfortunately the Kindle version is somewhat messed up, with several of the pictures being broken up or missing entirely, and parts of the text have disappeared or been moved...
Published 9 months ago by K. Mitchell


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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, badly flawed Kindle transfer, 15 Oct 2013
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This review is from: ARCHANGEL: CIA's SUPERSONIC A-12 RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT (Kindle Edition)
The books itself is too small to go incredibly in depth on its subject, but there's still a good deal of detail and information here that I have not found elsewhere. For the price, its a steal. Unfortunately the Kindle version is somewhat messed up, with several of the pictures being broken up or missing entirely, and parts of the text have disappeared or been moved. You will be reading a section and suddenly the paragraph stops for no good reason. You then find the other half of it a couple of pages further on tacked onto the end of a completely different paragraph. Poor show.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting Read, 20 Feb 2014
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This is a fairly easy read about a technically advanced aircraft: more correctly a set of aircraft. The book places it in the history of its day and gives some insight into how its intelligence gathering affected the decisions and actions of President Johnson in conducting the Vietnam war and the Korean capture of the US spy ship off the coast of Korea. It cites documentary evidence by reference so that the reader can check its basic information.

At the price this is excellent value
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great history of the A-12, the forst of the Blackbird family, 27 Dec 2013
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Written by a CIA historian, this history of the A-12 programme, developed into the SR-71 and other spin offs. Well written, detailed and revealing a lot of information that is not widely known.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing I loved it!!, 30 Oct 2013
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How Do you Build a Hypersonic Airplane that will go over Mach 3? This Book tells you How they did it in Complete Secrecy!! Amazing++++
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Read, 15 Oct 2013
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Enjoyed reading this book full of info.however I found the constant reference to quotes etc a bit tiresome.
That said a excellent example of how even major problems can be overcome by people communicating, working as a team
to meet one objective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars short but sweet, 13 Oct 2013
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A taster of the technology from the period ( and the money spent) cutting edge and the precursor to the current range of stealth weapons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a plane,a well written book, 5 Aug 2013
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Facts and more facts, but written in a most interesting way. I could not put this book down and it was worth every penny it cost.
If you like factual plane books or read plane articles with interest, you will enjoy this book. A must read about one of the most brilliant planes ever flown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, not very long though., 28 July 2013
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Good read, not too long but long enough for a holiday read around the pool or beach. would recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Blackbird overview., 19 July 2013
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Rather too much on the personnel and the politics, and not enough on the technology and the plane itself. Still, at 79 pence who's complaining?
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4.0 out of 5 stars a classic for avaition buffs, 5 Jun 2013
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A lot of well documented information on the development and operation of the U2 successor, revealing the problems and solutions of threshold technology to enable a dream to become reality
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