Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed Setting & Symbolism

Ben Rich
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Burbank

Burbank, California was the location of the Skunk Works.

The Skunk Works

The massive research and construction facility where most of the book's major events take place.

Lockheed

The aerospace company which operates the Skunk Works.

P-80

The United States' first jet fighter, constructed by the Skunk Works.

F-104 Starfighter

The United States' first supersonic jet, created by the Skunkworks.

U-2 Spyplane

The famous spy plane that could take photographs from extremely high altitudes. They were famous for their use by the Eisenhower administration during the Cold War for overflights of the USSR. It was designed by the Skunk Works.

SR-71 Blackbird

The fastest airplane in history, the SR-71 could travel at Mach 3 for extended periods of time. It was invaluable for Cold War reconnaissance and could not be touched by any of the United States' enemies defenses. It was designed by the Skunk Works.

F117-A

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