The Untouchables - Mission Accomplished - Twentieth Anniversary Commemorative Signed Edition

By: Shul, Brian; Watson Jr., Walter

Price: $1,500.00

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Book Condition: Fair


0972268219 Signed and inscribed by Brian Shul upon front free endpaper. Oblong 14" x 10.75". 184 pages. Glossary. Profusely illustrated with stunning colour photos. This commemorative edition contains new and revised text and photographic material in addition to material previously published in The Untouchables in 1993. "Shul and Watson take you with them on their hottest SR-71 missions during the Libyan Crisis in 1896. Flying in support of the F-111 bombing raid on Libyan terrorist camps, they were the only SR-71 crew ever to fly three missions in three days. Roaring across the African desert faster than a Magnum .357 bullet, the crew reveals in riveting detail what it was like to outrun enemy missiles and complete the most exhausting missions of their Blackbird career. Masterfully intertwines cockpit action with the fascinating revelations of that unique cadre of civilians who helped design, build and maintain the most remarkable aircraft of the 20th Century. Lavishly illustrated with rare [color] photographs, [this book] is a riveting complementary volume to Sled Driver, taking you straight into the thick of combat through the firsthand perspectives of both Pilot and RSO. Transports you directly into the cockpit as the mission clock ticks down, revealing through the poignant words of those who were there why the people and the plane were truly untouchable." - dust jacket. "The closest you will come to flying a real combat sortie in the SR-71. Fascinating revelations." - Major General Walker Abrahms, USAF. Publisher's black cloth adorned with bright gilt lettering and illustration. Unmarked. Contents clean and bright. Binding intact with minor lean. Boards mildly undulating. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A worthy signed copy of this epic SR-71 memento.

Title: The Untouchables - Mission Accomplished - Twentieth Anniversary Commemorative Signed Edition

Author Name: Shul, Brian; Watson Jr., Walter

Categories: Military, Signed, Aviation,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: USA, Gallery One: 2006

ISBN Number: 0972268219

ISBN Number 13: 9780972268219

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 515H5044

Keywords: SR-71, Brian Shul, Blackbird, Operation El Dorado Canyon, Operation Eldorado Canyon, SR-71 Blackbird, Gaddafi, SAM, Libya, ,