This Day In History: US Spy Plane Pilot Goes On Trial in Soviet Union (1962)

This Day In History: US Spy Plane Pilot Goes On Trial in Soviet Union (1962)

The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed U2 spy plane. This plane can fly at 70,000 ft, a.k.a. 13 MILES above the ground. Pilots have gotten the bends from flying it.

My, What Pretty, Razor-Thin Wings You Have

"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed spy plane. This plane can fly at ft, 13 MILES above the ground. This is still the highest flying aircraft in existence, despite being designed in the Been in the chase car and had a "wing ride".

'Black' planes / 1957 Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady / 1959 North American X-15 / 1964 Lockheed D-21 / 1966 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird / 1974 Rockwell B-1 Lancer / 1983 Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk / 1989 Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit / 1990 Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II / stealth X-planes

'Black' planes / 1957 Lockheed Dragon Lady / 1959 North American / 1964 Lockheed / 1966 Lockheed Blackbird / 1974 Rockwell Lancer / 1983 Lockheed Martin Nighthawk / 1989 Northrop Grumman Spirit / 1990 Northrop Black Widow II / stealth X-planes

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

The U-2 has prominently featured in several events during the Cold War, at stages of which U-2s commonly overflew the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, North Vietnam, and Cuba. In 1960, CIA pilot Gary Powers was shot down while flying a U-2 over Soviet territory. In 1962, a U-2 piloted by Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. was shot down over Cuba by surface-to-air missiles during the Cuban missile crisis.

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Lockheed U-2S. 68-10329 (cn 051) 9RW Dragon Lady. Kadena (DNA / RODN) Japan,

Lockheed U-2S. 68-10329 (cn 051) 9RW Dragon Lady. Kadena (DNA / RODN) Japan,

The venerable U-2 'Dragon Lady' is a spy plane born from Cold War necessity that soldiered on operationally for decades past anyone's wildest dreams. She went from sleek design to a bulging beast of burden whose silhouette can change as fast as her mission requires it to. Here's a guide to her many configurations.

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

U-2, via Jim Mumaw on Flickr

Spy Plane I saw one of these up close when I was a Flight Surgeon in Thailand during the Vietnam War

Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady - High Altitude Reconnaissance

Lockheed Martin TR-I - Dragon Lady - High Altitude Reconnaisance

The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

Awesome time-lapse shows the complete disassembly of a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane

Awesome time-lapse shows the complete disassembly of a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane

VÍDEO: Em time-lapse, veja como é feita a manutenção do Dragon Lady

The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

A Spotter's Guide To The 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

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