Classic Aircraft

The U-2S Dragonlady - a Solid Elint Workhorse

It’s almost 70 years since the design first flew on the edge of space and she’ still flying— how’s that for ‘right first time’?

Author screengrab from Lockheed Martin website

The U-2 Dragon Lady is a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft that was developed by Lockheed Martin in the 1950s. It was…



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James Marinero

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