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#4614358 - 11/20/22 05:52 PM Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed  
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If you like the technical side of things like I do you'll like this book. Ben Rich goes into detail about how he came to be Kelly Johnsons right hand man, and successor, and how the F-117 came to be. Some good stuff on the SR-71 and U-2 along the way.


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#4621540 - 02/26/23 09:44 PM Re: Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Read it several times. Very well written. Great designers, engineers and builders from a great era in aviation!


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#4622016 - 03/04/23 02:39 PM Re: Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Great book. I've read it a bunch of times


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#4630459 - 07/03/23 10:29 PM Re: Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Just bought it and read it. Very good.


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#4640255 - 12/27/23 12:49 AM Re: Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Looks like it would be a god read. thumbsup


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