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SR-71 Revealed: The Inside Story

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Put your pressure suit on and strap yourself in for a Mach 3 ride! Former SR-71 Wing Commander Rich Graham tells the amazing inside story of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Graham provides a detailed look at the entire SR-71 story beginning with his application to be an SR pilot through commanding an entire wing.

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Overview

Put your pressure suit on and strap yourself in for a Mach 3 ride! Former SR-71 Wing Commander Rich Graham tells the amazing inside story of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Graham provides a detailed look at the entire SR-71 story beginning with his application to be an SR pilot through commanding an entire wing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760301227
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 7/7/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 462,819
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A veteran of fifteen years of assignments within the SR-71 community, Colonel Richard H. Graham is uniquely qualified to tell the Blackbird's story. Crew member, instructor pilot, chief of the standardization/evaluation division, Colonel Graham was named SR-71 Squadron Commander, 1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, in January 1981. A command pilot with more than 4,600 military flying hours, he has earned military decorations and awards including the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with eighteen oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Combat Readiness Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Colonel Graham's books on the SR-71 include SR-71 Revealed: The Inside Story and SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales and Legends. He lives in Plano, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    For any Habu fan-BUY THIS BOOK!!!

    Richard Graham gives an outstanding account of his days as a Habu pilot and 9th SRW commander. A first person account that is well written and loaded with facts and amazing and amusing stories of life as a Habu. Graham gives detailed information of the technical aspects of the SR-71 and of the essential materials of being a Habu pilot from the coveted Dash-1 flight manual to the crown jewel of the true Habu, the David Clark 1030 pressure suit. He describes all the SR-71 Dets from, Beale, Kadena, and RAF Mildenhall. A book definitely not to be missed by anyone who is enthralled by the mst mazing aircraft ever to grace the skies, or any airplane buff in general.

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