Exploring Secret, Experimental, and Rocket Plane Crash Sites
...& Tony Moore
Known as "The X-Hunters", the authors have located more than 100 crash sites of exotic aircraft from Edwards air Force Base and Area 51. Together, they have recovered parts of supersonic rocket planes, stealthy spy craft, and vehicles that have reached the edge of space. Each story in the book profiles an unusual aircraft and the brave men who flew them. The authors examine the contributing causes of each crash and use then-and-now photographs to illustrate their findings. Aircraft profiled include the YB-49 and a pair of N9M flying wings, X-1A, X-1D, VB-51, XB-70, SR-71, YF-12, U-2 prototype, and many more.
It all makes for a most interesting read and is a book that I enjoyed going through. I know you will find it equally as fascinating.
Modeling Madness, reviewed by Scott Van Aken, November 2008
This book is well done and a very interesting read. If you are into aircraft history I would definitely recommend this book.
Internet Modeler, reviewed by Gerry Nilles, February 2009
This is much more than 'X-Planes'; it's a look at all development trials through a galaxy of types.
FlyPast, March 2009
Here's a must-have work by two experts in the field.
AAHS Newsletter, reviewed by G. Pat Macha, 1st Quarter 2009
Take a look at this one, it may give you inspiration to trek the moors of Derbyshire in search of that elusive wreckage.
Model Aircraft Monthly, reviewed by James Reaney, October 2009
Dimensions: 216mm x 280mm
Photos/Illus: 50 colour and 225 b&w photographs