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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - Origins & Evolution

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Woo! Now available for pre-order from Mortons and Amazon:

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I think he wants a book in exchange sadly. Very transactional.
Well, that works too. If this and the B-47/52 book do well, I have ideas about further similar volumes.

Of course, if someone wants to just give me a million bucks, I won't turn my nose up at that either...
 

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I wonder if we can hope, one day, a book about US Nuclear Bombs with diagrams and profiles one day !
 

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It's a little bit disappointing that this book is a softcover and the B-47/B-52 book is a hardcover, since I think of them as companion volumes. If they're exactly the same overall size it probably won't matter, since I'll be able to put them side-by-side on my bookshelf. To save on shipping charges, I'll probably wait to buy both of them when they go on sale in the U. S.
 

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I wonder if we can hope, one day, a book about US Nuclear Bombs with diagrams and profiles one day !
Get you a few thousand folks who believe as you do to petition Mortons to pick up ANED and complete it. When I released ANED01, the response was... lackluster. I presume that was due to my lack of skills in marketing.
 

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I wonder if we can hope, one day, a book about US Nuclear Bombs with diagrams and profiles one day !
Get you a few thousand folks who believe as you do to petition Mortons to pick up ANED and complete it. When I released ANED01, the response was... lackluster. I presume that was due to my lack of skills in marketing.
I have your American Nuclear Explosive Devices part 1, but on the ANED link on your Website I have seen some drawings of Mk-17 and Mk-5. Are these drawings for a possible follow-on Part 2 (available from your site) on ANED ?
 
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I wonder if we can hope, one day, a book about US Nuclear Bombs with diagrams and profiles one day !
Get you a few thousand folks who believe as you do to petition Mortons to pick up ANED and complete it. When I released ANED01, the response was... lackluster. I presume that was due to my lack of skills in marketing.
I have your American Nuclear Explosive Devices part 1, but on the ANED link on your Website I have seen some drawings of Mk-17 and Mk-5. Are these drawings for a possible follow-on Part 2 (available from your site) on ANED ?
The plan was to do *all* US nuclear devices. Or at least all the declassified ones. Having some difficulty tracking down good references for that twenty gigaton device currently in L-4.
 

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I wonder if we can hope, one day, a book about US Nuclear Bombs with diagrams and profiles one day !
Get you a few thousand folks who believe as you do to petition Mortons to pick up ANED and complete it. When I released ANED01, the response was... lackluster. I presume that was due to my lack of skills in marketing.
I have your American Nuclear Explosive Devices part 1, but on the ANED link on your Website I have seen some drawings of Mk-17 and Mk-5. Are these drawings for a possible follow-on Part 2 (available from your site) on ANED ?
The plan was to do *all* US nuclear devices. Or at least all the declassified ones. Having some difficulty tracking down good references for that twenty gigaton device currently in L-4.
They had really a 20 GT device in mind ? I wonder how it looks like ? Is it the very large device (similar to the Tsar Bomba) pictured on your blog and protruding from a B-52 bomb bay ? I've seen in the Documentary "Secrets of War" (narrated by Charlton Heston), a Soviet Doomsday device installed inside a ship ! Or is it pure fantasy ?
 

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Mortons has posted a "sampler" version:

 

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Mortons has posted a "sampler" version:

Probably 20 times more informative than this Goodall abomination I just bought. :mad:
 

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Just received my copy. WAAAAAAAAAAY beyond my usual reading (I try to focus on UK pre-jet, but mission creep always sets in) but with Scott as the author and the ridiculous give-way price how could I say no. Excellent illustrations, comprehensive list of source and references. Lets hope Morton have many more books in their list of future publications.
 

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Just received my copy. WAAAAAAAAAAY beyond my usual reading (I try to focus on UK pre-jet, but mission creep always sets in) but with Scott as the author and the ridiculous give-way price how could I say no. Excellent illustrations, comprehensive list of source and references. Lets hope Morton have many more books in their list of future publications.
Did you get Scott's book already? :confused:
 

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Just received my copy. WAAAAAAAAAAY beyond my usual reading (I try to focus on UK pre-jet, but mission creep always sets in) but with Scott as the author and the ridiculous give-way price how could I say no. Excellent illustrations, comprehensive list of source and references. Lets hope Morton have many more books in their list of future publications.
Did you get Scott's book already? :confused:
Oh yes, pre-order copy arrived in the post this morning
 

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Huh. I guess, where I'm in the US, it might take a while.
 

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Just received my copy. WAAAAAAAAAAY beyond my usual reading (I try to focus on UK pre-jet, but mission creep always sets in) but with Scott as the author and the ridiculous give-way price how could I say no. Excellent illustrations, comprehensive list of source and references. Lets hope Morton have many more books in their list of future publications.
Did you get Scott's book already? :confused:
Oh yes, pre-order copy arrived in the post this morning
Same :)
 

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Just got mine. Bookazine format seems a bit flimsy for something this fantastic. Amazing illustrations on every page. Will have to buy another in case I wear it out :) Great job Scott!
 

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Oh I need this. This'll be the first thing I order when my address changes tomorrow. Looks ridiculously well done from what I've seen so far.
 

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Got the book? Get the t-shirt!


Don't have the book? Get a book and t-shirt bundle!

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And the SuperDooper Bookazine Bundle comes with a free cat from the shelter, handpicked by Scott!*




*Offer void where prohibited. Halflife of your furniture not guaranteed. Cats may be closer than they appear. Clawmarks may or may not heal. Hairballs are a feature. Member FDIC. Your mileage may vary.
 

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Looks ridiculously well done from what I've seen so far.
I haven't seen the physical product, but I have of course seen the digital proof. I won't comment on the quality of the writing or the CAD diagrams (since, being the creator, I can't be relied upon to be truly objective regarding just how great they are and how you'd have to be a dirty Commie to not appreciate the level of effort that went into this), I do know that the folks who did the layout did a pretty spiffy job. Graphic design simply isn't my area; my stuff tends to look kinda sterile I suppose. But someone who knows what they're doing with respect to fonts and such can make things come to life a bit more.
 
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And the SuperDooper Bookazine Bundle comes with a free cat from the shelter, handpicked by Scott!*
Note: cat is in a superposition state of existence, nonexistence, and hating you. So if you don't see the cat when your bundle arrives, there's a one-third chance that it's your fault.
 

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