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Published by Motorbooks International in Osceola, WI .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Lockheed Advanced Development Company -- History.,
  • Aeronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.,
  • Aeronautics, Military -- Research -- United States -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 284) and index.

Other titlesSkunk Works.
StatementSteve Pace.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL568.L63 P33 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1724810M
ISBN 100879386320
LC Control Number92028518

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  As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic : Little, Brown and Company. Skunk Works is the true story, told for the first time, of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the story of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a high-stakes drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic Reviews:   Several months ago I read the book Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed by Ben R. Rich and Leo Janos. Ben Rich was the director of . The Skunk Works-led development and flight testing of the Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems X Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) prototypes earned this team a Collier Trophy. Included in this effort was the successful flight testing of the innovative lift fan system on the XB demonstrator.