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U-2 high altitude reconnaiaissance plane, high above the earth. My brother is a U-2 pilot.
The U-2 High Altitude Spy Plane

Graphics:
The New Thumbnails

This page displays the new thumbnails for all of my photos of the U-2 and eR-2.

As I add graphics to the site, I include them on the "big" thumbnail pages.

But I also add them to this page so that visitors can see the latest additions.

Thumbnails

I display a "thumbnail" of each photo. And, in each case I have shown the original graphic URL as well as the URL of any "information page" that referenced that graphic.

each of the thumbnails also links to another page on my site containing the thumbnail as well as a "full size" version of the graphic. The page on my site also contains additional information about the graphic. And, for some of the graphics, it contains additional links (e.g., to different sizes or revolutions of the graphics.)


The U-2The U-2: My brother was a U-2 pilot in the U. S. Air Force. Then he left to become a commercial pilot for United Airlines. Now he has returned to the Air Force to again fly the U-2. This is a page about his plane.  ««»»


U-2 ThumbnailsU-2 Thumbnails: Thumbnails for the U-2 graphics. Does not include graphics of the eR-2 (the NASA version of the U-2).  ««»»

ER-2 (U-2) ThumbnailseR-2 (U-2) Thumbnails: Thumbnails for the eR-2 graphics. The eR-2 is NASA's version of the U-2.  ««»»

All the U-2 ThumbnailsAll the U-2 Thumbnails: A monster page that includes all of the U-2 graphics and also all of the eR-2 (U-2) graphics. This page combines the other two graphics pages into one large graphics page.  ««»»


Airplane PostersAviation and Space: Links to some aviation and space posters, memorabilia, gifts and collectibles available for sale.
NB: This page is part of my affiliate participation that helps fund this site. If you would rather order products without crediting my affiliate account, I include a link for that as well. The link opens a new window.  


Thumbnails

Click the thumbnail or "full image" link to open a new page with the full sized graphic and information.

 

U-2: Pilot salutes crew chief (from www.af.mil/photos/images/020524_51.jpg)
U-2: Pilot Salutes Crew Chief
U-2 Pilot salutes his crew chief while walking toward his aircraft. Note the crewman following close behind carrying the yellow box: portable air conditioning.

(Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/020524_51.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/May2002/n20020524_0843.shtml
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First new, delivered U-2 Cockpit (Apr 2002) from the Reconnaissance Avionics Maintainability Program (RAMP) from Lockheed (from www.af.mil/photos/images/020501_29.jpg)
First Delivery of New U-2 Cockpit
The April 2002 delivery of the first U-2S equipped with the new Reconnaissance Avionics Maintainability Program (RAMP) cockpit upgrade.

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/020501_29.jpg
Info: www.lmaeronautics.com/news/programnews/recon/u2/u2pr020415.html
and www.af.mil/news/May2002/n20020501_0696.shtml
and
www.aviationnow.com/avnow/news/channel_military.jsp?
view=story&id=news/mu20430.xml

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Early version of new U-2 Cockpit (Mar 2001) from the Reconnaissance Avionics Maintainability Program (RAMP) from Lockheed (from www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/u2_press/hi_rez/u2pr010301.tif)
early Version of New U-2 Cockpit
March 2001 version of the Reconnaissance Avionics Maintainability Program (RAMP) cockpit upgrade.

Image Source: www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/
u2_press/hi_rez/u2pr010301.tif
(Caution
: 9 MB file)
Info: www.lmaeronautics.com/news/programnews/recon/u2/u2pr010301.html
and www.af.mil/news/Mar2001/n20010302_0301.shtml
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Mobile chases a landing U-2. (from www.af.mil/photos/images/020619_50.jpg)
U-2: Mobile Chases a Landing U-2
A “mobile” follows behind a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft in a chase car to assist the pilot with altitude and position calls. Mobiles are U-2 pilots who assist pilots during taxi, takeoff and landing.

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/020619_50.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/Jun2002/n20020619_0988.shtml
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Major John Long, from the 363rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, is greeted by members of his squadron after landing. Long is deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, supporting Operation Southern Watch. (from www.af.mil/photos/images/020619_51.jpg)
U-2: Major John Long after Landing
Major John Long, from the 363rd expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, is greeted by members of his squadron after landing. Long is deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, supporting Operation Southern Watch.

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/020619_51.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/Jun2002/n20020619_0988.shtml
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Ejection seat from Francis Gary Powers' U-2 on display in the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/scanned_materials/wreckage_egection_seat.jpg; used with permission)
ejection Seat from Gary Powers' U-2
ejection seat from the 1960 Gary Powers U-2 incident. Wreckage is on display at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/
scanned_materials/wreckage_egection_seat.jpg 
From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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Helmet used by Francis Gary Powers (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/exhibits/e11.jpg; used with permission)
U-2: Helmet Worn By Francis Gary Powers

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/exhibits/e11.jpg
From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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Parachute and camera from Francis Gary Powers' U-2 on display in the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/scanned_materials/camera_parachute.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Parachute and Camera from Gary Powers' U-2
Parachute and camera from the 1960 Gary Powers U-2 incident. Wreckage is on display at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/ scanned_materials/
camera_parachute.jpg

From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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U-2 wreckage from Francis Gary Powers' U-2 on display in the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/scanned_materials/wreckage_on_display.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Wreckage
Wreckage from the 1960 Gary Powers U-2 incident. Wreckage is on display at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/ scanned_materials/
wreckage_on_display.jpg

From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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U-2 wreckage (jet air intake) from Francis Gary Powers' U-2 on display in the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/scanned_materials/wreckage_on_display.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Wreckage
Wreckage (jet air intake) from the 1960 Gary Powers U-2 incident. Wreckage is on display at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/ scanned_materials/
wreckage_turbine.jpg

From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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Suitcase carried across Glienicker Bridge on February 10, 1962 by Francis Gary Powers when exchanged for Col. Rudolf Abel (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/exhibits/e13.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Briefcase Carried During Powers/Abel exchange
This is the suitcase that was carried across Glienicker Bridge on February 10, 1962 by Francis Gary Powers when he was exchanged for Col. Rudolf Abel.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/exhibits/e14.jpg
From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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Suitcase carried across Glienicker Bridge on February 10, 1962 by Francis Gary Powers when exchanged for Col. Rudolf Abel (the Cold War Museum at from www.coldwar.org/pictures/exhibits/e13.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Briefcase Carried During Powers/Abel exchange
This is the suitcase that was carried across Glienicker Bridge on February 10, 1962 by Francis Gary Powers when he was exchanged for Col. Rudolf Abel.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/exhibits/e13.jpg
From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/museum_collection.html
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U-2 on takeoff from Cyprus, 1975 (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/u2r_on_takeoff_from_akrotiri_cyprus_1975.jpg used with permission)
U-2
On Takeoff from Cyprus, 1975

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/
u2r_on_takeoff_from_akrotiri_cyprus_1975.jpg

From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/reconnaisance_exhibit_2.html
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U-2 (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/u2_40.jpg used with permission)
U-2
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/
u2_40.jpg

From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/reconnaisance_exhibit_2.html
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Francis Gary Powers standing next to a U-2 (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/u-2_powers.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Francis Gary Powers Stands Next to a U-2
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/
u-2_powers.jpg

From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/reconnaisance_exhibit_1.html
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Trapeze Stealth Modifications to the U-2 (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/u2rainbow.jpg used with permission)
U-2: Trapeze Stealth Modifications
"Trapeze" is one of two modifications Kelly Johnson used to reduce the U-2's radar signature. Trapeze attached long bamboo poles to both wings parallel to the fuselage and then attached wires to these poles. In addition, some "beaded" wires were used. The objective was to use these wires to "trap" radar pulses. The second modification called "Wallpaper" covered the body and wings of the aircraft with anechoic materials to absorb radar energy.

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/
u-2rainbow.jpg
 
From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/reconnaisance_exhibit_2.html
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U-2A about to depart (from the Cold War Museum at www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/u2a_about_to_depart.jpg used with permission)
U-2A About to Depart
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.coldwar.org/pictures/reconaisance_pictures/
u2a_about_to_depart.jpg
 
From the Cold War Museum, founded by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch. Used with permission.
Info: www.coldwar.org/museum/reconnaisance_exhibit_2.html
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