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My, What Pretty, Razor-Thin Wings You Have

"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed U2 spy plane. This plane can fly at 70,000 ft, 13 MILES above the ground. This is still the highest flying aircraft in existence, despite being designed in the 1960's.

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

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.

"Lockheed U-2 "Dragon Lady", the first generation of near-space reconnaissance aircraft" -- Used by the CIA. No wonder I was given that nickname.

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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 U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

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

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