Aviation Photo #1304726 Lockheed U-2S - USA - Air Force

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Have you ever seen a bare metal U-2? In this clean configuration the usual superpods and the many antennas are missing. Most probably a test flight after some maintenance work at Plant 42.
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    Gerhard Plomitzer
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed U-2S
    Lockheed U-2/TR-1/ER-2
    Lockheed U-2/TR-1/ER-2
    073
    80-1073
    Palmdale - Production Flight Test Installation AF Plant 42
    California
    USA
    October 30, 2007
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Photo Added: December 13, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, stunning aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wha a lucky catch, Gerhard. Congratulations on this one!
Regards, Andreas
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's a nice capture! Long time no see the U2s!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats a funny looking Citation :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of these aircrafts came to Peshawar International Airport, Pakistan. offcourse that carft was involved in the U-2 crises!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great history and mystery! Based on the landing gear, does the pilot land this plance nose-first?
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's not missing any fuel tanks. All fuel is stored in the wings as you see it, and a small tank in the body around the engine.
Anonymous
9 years ago
>offcourse that carft was involved in the U-2 crises!

And one of such aircrafts has been shot down near Sverdlovsk, Russia, on May 1st, 1960.

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