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Radar Man: A Personal History of Stealth Paperback – October 5, 2010
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In the fall of 1957, Ed joined the Lockheed Skunks Works, and was part of a small team of scientists tasked by Kelly to study ways to increase the survivability of the U-2 by reducing its RCS. During the following two year effort, Ed describes what was done to the U-2 as well as studies of other aircraft configurations that could survive this Russian threat. In 1959, the A-12 was born when the Skunk Works study report concluded that a high degree of airplane survivability could be achieved as follows: "A strong recommendation for a very high speed, very high altitude flight to hinder radar detection in addition to incorporation of materials and shaping in the original designs to reduce radar reflectivity.Read more ›
The highlight for me was the story behind the design decisions behind the F-117 and why the angles were designed in their very very specific configurations. It's not the reason you think.
Illustrations in Kindle version are very hard to read but checked out a colleagues paper copy and they were fine.
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The book content is very interesting, but it seems likes the narrative has lots of discontinuities and jumps throughout the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrew
Edward Lovick shares facts, his knowledge and some humor in his book: Radar Man as he and others tested and created their stealth designs while working for Kelly Johnson on the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Fredio Samples