Aviation Photo #1826454 Lockheed U-2S - USA - Air Force

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This very interesting U-2S is permanently assigned to flight test duties at Palmdale, it carries 'WR' tailcode as USAF's U-2 program management is based at Warner-Robins AFB, GA. Please note the area beneath the wing, when decending from high and cold altitude the freezing cold fuel remaining in the wing tanks creates ice on the underside as the aircraft enters the warmer air close to the ground.
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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
    Palmdale - Production Flight Test Installation AF Plant 42
    November 17, 2010
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9 years ago
Excellent photograph of one of the most intriguing aircraft ever built.
9 years ago
As always, Gerhard Plomitzer gives us yet another of his incredible photos !
Yes, the U-2 surely is one of the most "intriguing" aircraft ever built............
it is also the single most difficult aircraft of all time to fly, especially on landing and take off; (ask any pilot who has ever flown one!)
9 years ago
Hard to believe that the U-2 started life as a "F-104 with super-long-wings" drawing...you've come a Long way, Dragon Lady

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