Friday, January 11, 2013
Spy Plane Flight Manual Released - Fly Your Own U2
Recently released by the CIA is the flight manual for the U-2 spy plane used by the CIA for high altitude flights, most notably over the Soviet Union and once shot down during an overflight by Francis Gary Powers.
A very light glider-like aircraft with an 80 foot wingspan, designed to fly well above 70,000 feet, the aircraft was a government secret as to it's capabilities and mission until the Power's U-2 was shot down by the Soviets.
Complete Flight Manual (Courtesy Jason Torchinsky)