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Edwards Air Force Base (Images of Aviation) Paperback – December 13, 2010
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The volume on Edwards Air Force Base and Flight Test Center in California was produced in 2010. It covers the base when it was simply a desert village named for the local Corum family. The military base was named Muroc Army Air Base (Corum spelled backwards!) for WWII utility as a bombing and gunnery range and test site.The book covers how the base became the big complex of today due to its expansive dry lake beds landing areas and remote location, far from unfriendly eyes. There are hundreds of photos of aircraft that have used the facility and became part of the American military legends of mysterious stuff. The Flying Wing, XB-70, X-15, NASA lifting bodies (as seen in the opening crash sequence of the TV SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN each week in the 1970s-filmed at Edwards during a real crash of a test vehicle) and so on. And photos of the pilots, astronauts and scientists whose names have become linked to the legends of supersonic and hypersonic flight. For a modeler, the book is chock full of markings info and history of flight, the only down side being the photos are all reproduced in black and white. But for the price, you get a lot of good imagery and history. These books are all well worth the purchase.
If you like aviation history, this book should be part of your library.
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Gran daughter heading the Edwards AFB... so I bought it for her for christmas... took a peak myself first and was very interesting history of the basePublished on December 31, 2013 by Ken
Great concise history of Edwards!! Some interesting facts and history that I didn't know about Edwards is in here too!!Published on August 10, 2013 by M. J. Shilobrit