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75 Years of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works by Jim Goodall

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"It's a pictorial with 332 pages, hardbound, 1,093 photos of which over 50% of the photos have never been in print. I cover 43 different programs from the XP-80 to the SR-72 and the Skunk Works Compact Fusion Reactor. It will full of never before seen color shots, behind the scenes and production lines. If you have seen my "Pictorial History of the B-2A Spirit" book or my "Pictorial History of the Lockheed SR-71," or my submarine series, then you will have a good idea of how and what my book will look like."
 

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Are they taking pre-orders yet?
Seems like Amazon UK are @ £44.31 ! Linky

"This pictorial journey will take the reader from the very beginning of the Skunk Works' very first project (XP-80 Shooting Star) and follow the program through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service.
This pictorial journey will take the reader from the very beginning of the Skunk Works' very first project (XP-80 Shooting Star) and follow the program through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service. This treatment will be repeated for each of the 30 unclassified program designed and built by the Skunk Works. Each program will form a chapter of at least two pages in length, with a maximum of 14 pages being allocated for programs that went into production and merit more detailed coverage, such as the P-80/F-94/T-33 family, C-130 family and, of course, the A-12 and SR-71."
 

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Could someone please tell Mr. Goodall that there is an error on his cover? The correct term is "Foreword", not "Forward". Make sure that it is correct inside the book as well. I knew the writer of that Foreword, Jeff Babione, when he was on the F-22 program, before he was promoted and moved to Skunk Works.
 

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Unfortunately that seems to be a rather common mistake, seen in other books as well...
Is Mr. Goodall and engineer? that would explain the spelling! ;)
 

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Apparently Osprey books is going to publish in February next year Goodall's book entitled "75 Years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works." Hardback, 320 pages.

The jacket design is as posted here

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I really hope there will be something more substantial about A-X A/F-X!! Even more considering LM was in 3 on the 5 teams!!
 
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I myself am wondering if Goodall will cover the three 1950s Skunk Work projects that had flown articles that remain classified, and whether he will also review the materials of the 1990s manned reconnaissance vehicles featured in Aviation Week.
 
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