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  • How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business

    04/24/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor USAF (ret.)
    How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How do you hide an airplane behind a bird? Very skillfully. Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor (ret.) flew the F-117 Nighthawk during the Bosnia Conflict, and in Stealth Fighter, he explains the history, operation, and soul America's most advanced stealth jet. While the United States had never embraced a defensive mindset and had only fielded one strategic SAM system to that point, the Nike-Hercules dating from the 1950s, and one real medium-range tactical system, the HAWK (homing all the way...
  • Aerospace float planned for 2005 Rose Parade

    07/15/2004 6:39:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Thursday, July 15, 2004. | BOB WILSON
    PALMDALE - The latest, high-tech military aircraft - the city's biggest claim to fame - would fall under the gaze of the world if an Antelope Valley float can be prepared in time for the 2005 Rose Parade. The float would be at least the second to represent the high desert in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. The first was entered in January 1949, according to Valley Press archives. The 1949 float was built around a children's poem titled "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," by Eugene Field. It was built in the shape of a shoe because the...