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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenge It View Post
    Great book. Also read Skunk Works written by Ben Rich.
    Just bought... I wish I could buy Sled Driver

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    That was an awesome read. I remember going to a local AFB (in CA) when I was a kid and seeing it there. It took off and a short time after (I can't remember the exact time) and they announced it was in NY.

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    Great excerts!

    Quote Originally Posted by Challenge It View Post
    Great book. Also read Skunk Works written by Ben Rich.
    Skunk Works is such a good book

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    hahahahahaha, nice.

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    I love reading Sled Driver and it's a signed copy by Brian Shul. Sisters got it for me in 94'.
    I also have another by Brian and his RSO Walter Watson Jr. called " The Untouchables". The Libyan boader run is recounted there as well.

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    That was a pretty cool read. I see that book sitting on my bookshelf soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitlock View Post
    Great excerts!



    Skunk Works is such a good book
    I agree

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    So well written. Makes your heart beat a little faster just reading about it. Those guys were studs to do what they did.

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    that's awesome! Long live the SR-71.

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    I was wondering why you guy's were bemoaning the price... until I went onto Amazon.com; appears the good copies are worth $200-300 and signed copies are north of $300.

    I now recall how I came to get the book. I was finsihing up building a SR71 model from Monogram; cheap little model but it looked cool. My sisters gave me $150 in Amazon dollars and I picked up both Sled Driver (singed) and The Untouchables. I think the books didn't go for much back then; who knew!

    So I checked "The Untouchable by Brian Shul" and damn, it too is north of $100 and it's in what I consider excellent condition since I didn't read it after the first time; just put it in the book shelf to collect dust.

    And Skunk Works is pretty cool too! I knew one guy who passed away some 3-4 years ago, who was part of the F-117A project. Every Lockheed employee (inlcuding my brother) get's to bring home a video of their specific piece of the project. It was pretty cool to see the development of the F-117A in the short 15 minute movie. Makes one wonder what the movie for the SR-71 must be worth!!!

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