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I love reading about skunk works! Any specific books you can recommend?



Well, there is the book called "Skunk Works" written by Ben Rich. It's very good.


I loved the story about the F-117 (the hopeless diamond) in radar testing not showing up on the screen, so the radar operator told someone to go check to see if the model fell off the stand. That guy stuck his head out the door and was about to say "no it's still there" when a bird landed on the model and the radar operator said "Oh, I see it now"


I love this book, the accounts from the pilots (humourous and anxious) are incredible. Growing up I read this multiple times and it never fails to be a great read.

Some of my favorite stories include the fact that you could take off in the morning, fly up to the arctic circle, and back down in time for dinner in the evening.


Agreed - this is an incredible book. Highly recommend it.


More Than My Share Of It All by Kelly Johnson, himself (well, through a ghost writer)




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