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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 U-2 Thumbnails

This page displays all of the thumbnails for all of my photos of the U-2 and photos from the U-2 that I have located across the web.

It does not include graphics related to the eR-2, NASA's version of the U-2. The thumbnails for the eR-2 are located on a separate page (see below).

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.  ««»»


The New U-2 ThumbnailsThe New U-2 & eR-2 Thumbnails: A page featuring the "new" graphics of the U-2 and the eR-2 that I have added to my site.  ««»»

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.  ««»»

U-2 New Graphics ThumbnailsU-2 New Graphics Thumbnails: Thumbnails for the new U-2 and eR-2 graphics. These graphics appear on both this page and also on their respective U-2 or eR-2 thumbnail page.  ««»»

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 Dragonlady Logo (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/bgdrgwldgld.jpg)
U-2 Dragonlady Logo

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/bgdrgwldgld.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2.htm
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U-2 prototype (from www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page3.gif)
U-2 Prototype
Kelly Johnson and his Skunk Works crew cleaned out an old hangar at Lockheed. Eighty-eight days later, they had built this prototype.

Image Source: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page3.gif
Info: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/art01.html
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U-2: photography of Tyaratam Missile Testing Range (from www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page9.gif)
U-2 Photograph of Tyaratam Missile Testing Range
Probably from 1957

Image: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page9.gif
Info: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/art02.html
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U-2: model of the U-2. (from www.cia.gov/cia/information/artifacts/model.jpg)
Model of U-2 Flown by Francis Gary Powers
One of two wooden models used by Powers in March 1962 when he testified at the Senate Armed Services Committee about the downing of his aircraft. The wings and tail are detachable to demonstrate the aircraft's breakup upon impact.

Image: www.cia.gov/cia/information/artifacts/model.jpg
Info: www.cia.gov/cia/information/artifacts/model.htm
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U-2 (from www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/U-2/Large/E-5442.jpg)
Fake NASA U-2
After Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a CIA spy flight on 1 May 1960, NASA issued a press release with a cover story about a U-2 conducting weather research that may have strayed off course after the pilot "reported difficulties with his oxygen equipment."
(the page linked by the picture includes a short chronology of the U-2 cover story and the Francis Gary Powers shootdown)

Image Source: www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/U-2/Large/e-5442.jpg
Info: www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/U-2/HTML/e-5442.html
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Soviet leader Khrushchev and wreckage from shootdown of U-2 piloted by Francis Gary Powers (from www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page12.gif)
U-2: Khrushchev and Gary Powers Wreckage
Soviet leader Nakita Khrushchev and the recovered wreckage from the shootdown of the U-2 piloted by Francis Gary Powers.

Image Source: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page12.gif
Info: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/art02.html
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Soviet leader Khrushchev and wreckage from shootdown of U-2 piloted by Francis Gary Powers (from www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page12.gif)
U-2: Trial of Francis Gary Powers
On 1 May 1960, U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down by the Soviets over Sverdlovsk. He was tried in August 1960, in a three-day open trial in Moscow and was sentenced to 10 years by the USSR Supreme Court's Military Cases Collegium. He spent 21 months in prison and was then exchanged in February 1962, for Soviet intelligence officer Rudolph Abel, who had been arrested in New York in 1957.

Image Source: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page13.gif
Info: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/art02.html
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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

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
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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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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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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U2: Photo of an early U-2 (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2_orig.jpg)
U-2: Photo of an early U-2

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2_orig.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
(photo above is full size; no separate page exists)

 

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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U-2 photography of Soviet MRBM site in Cuba, October 1962 (from www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page14.gif)
U-2 Photograph of Soviet MRBM Site in Cuba
This October 1962 photo is of a Cuba missile site taken during the "Cuba Missile Crisis".

Image Source: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/page14.gif
Info: www.cia.gov/csi/studies/winter98-99/art02.html
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Long Range Aviation Airfield (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/u-2_lra.htm)
U-2 Photograph of Cuba Long Range Aviation Airfield
Photo of Cuba taken during the Cuba Missile Crisis.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/u-2_lra.htm
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/u-2.htm
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U-2 photography of Cuba submarine pens (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/u2_sub.jpg)
U-2 Photograph of Cuba Submarine Pens
Photo of Cuba taken during the Cuba Missile Crisis.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/u2_sub.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/u-2.htm
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Missile Handling and Storage Facility, Berbera, Somalia (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/berbera.jpg)
U-2 Photograph of
Missile Handling and Storage Facility, Berbera, Somalia
Photograph of Soviet military installations near Berbera, Somalia, in Jun.1975. It also contained a depot for anti-shipping missiles for the Soviet fleet in the Indian Ocean. Schlesinger used the high-altitude U-2s because the CIA did not want to release satellite photographs to members of the US Congress. DoD photo.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/berbera.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/berbera.htm
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Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_1.jpg)
U-2 Photograph of Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq
Aerial photograph (10.Feb.1991) of the Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Complex in Southern Iraq showing Bunker 73 Area in the lower right square and the area known as the Pit in the upper left rectangle. The photo is related to the investigation of Gulf War Syndrome. DoD photo.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_1.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/bb961022.htm
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Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_2.jpg)
U-2 Photograph of Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq
Aerial photograph (10.Feb.1991) of the Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Complex in Southern Iraq showing Bunker 73. The photo is related to the investigation of Gulf War Syndrome. DoD photo.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_2.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/bb961022.htm
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Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_3.jpg)
U-2 Photograph of Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq
Aerial photograph (01.Mar.1991) of the Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Complex in Southern Iraq showing the area known as the Pit. The photo is related to the investigation of Gulf War Syndrome. DoD photo.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_3.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/bb961022.htm
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Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq (from www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_4.jpg)
U-2 Photograph of Khamisiyah Storage Complex, Iraq
Aerial photograph (01.Mar.1991) of the Khamisiyah Ammunition Storage Complex in Southern Iraq showing a destroyed bunker (lower left). The photo is related to the investigation of Gulf War Syndrome. DoD photo.

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/imint/kham_4.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/imint/bb961022.htm
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U-2: Line Drawing (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_line.gif)
U-2: Line Drawing
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_line.gif 
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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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-2 Modular Payload (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2_2e.jpg)
U-2 Modular Payload Arrangement
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2_2e.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2.htm
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U-2 shatters world flight altitude record (from www.af.mil/photos/Dec1998/981999b.jpg)
U-2 on Record Setting Flight
The U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, piloted by Maj. Alan Zwick, lifts off on its record-setting flight. Fifty-eight minutes into his flight, Zwick and the aircraft were just over 66,800 feet (more than 12 and a half miles high. This is roughly 38,287 feet higher than the previous 19-year old record of 28,513 feet, set by a Czechoslovakian pilot in 1979. The record-setting flight took place 12.Dec.1998.

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/Dec1998/981999a.jpg
and http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/981999a.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/Dec1998/n19981223_981999.html
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/n19981223_981999.html
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U-2 shatters world flight altitude record (from www.af.mil/photos/Dec1998/981999b.jpg)
U-2 on Record Setting Flight
The U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, piloted by Maj. Alan Zwick, lifts off on its record-setting flight. Fifty-eight minutes into his flight, Zwick and the aircraft were just over 66,800 feet (more than 12 and a half miles high. This is roughly 38,287 feet higher than the previous 19-year old record of 28,513 feet, set by a Czechoslovakian pilot in 1979. The record-setting flight took place 12.Dec.1998.

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/Dec1998/981999b.jpg
and http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/981999b.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/Dec1998/n19981223_981999.html
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/n19981223_981999.html
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U-2 preparing for flight (unknown particulars; believed to be Aviano Italy) (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/981604c.jpg)
U-2: Preparing for Flight
(unknown particulars, believed to be Aviano Italy)

Image Source: http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/981604c.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 taxiing for takeoff (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2-dvic276.jpg)
U-2: Taxiing for Takeoff
(unknown particulars)

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Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 Landing (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000004.jpg)
U-2: Landing
(unknown particulars)

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U-2 landing (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000005.jpg)
U-2: Landing
(unknown particulars)

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U-2 landing (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000012.jpg)
U-2: Landing
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000012.jpg
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2-dvic278.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 landing with chase car (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2-dvic277.jpg)
U-2: Landing with Chase Car
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2-dvic277.jpg
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000011.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 landing (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2headon.jpg)
U-2: Landing
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2headon.jpg
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000009.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm Information Page
www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 with satellite uplink pod landing (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/span.jpg)
U-2 With Satellite Uplink Pod Landing
(unknown particulars)

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Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 landing (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2_4.jpg)
U-2 Landing
(unknown particulars)

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Silver U-2 from below (from Lockheed) (from www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/u2_press/hi_rez/u2_03.tif)
Silver U-2 From Below
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/
recon/u2/hi_rez/u2_03.tif
(Caution
: 4 MB file)
Info: www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/u2_index01.html
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U-2 against a sunset horizon (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000007.jpg)
U-2: Against a Sunset Horizon
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000007.jpg
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2r_1.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 against a sunset horizon (from Lockheed) (from www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/u2_press/hi_rez/u2_01.tif)
U-2: Against a Sunset Horizon
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/
recon/u2/hi_rez/u2_01.tif
(Caution
: 4 MB file)
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U-2 against an orange sky (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000008.jpg)
U-2: Against an Orange Sky
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000008.jpg
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U-2 against the sun (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/sunset.jpg)
U-2 and the Sun
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/sunset.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 over Beale Air Force Base (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000c.jpg)
U-2: Over Beale
over Beale AFB, looking east

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000c.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 over mountains (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000e.jpg)
U-2: Over Mountains
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000d.jpg
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2pmd.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 over mountain snow (from www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0005.jpg)
U-2 Over Mountain Snow
(unknown particulars)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds)
Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0005.jpg
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000002.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/photos/recon_u2_cutlines.shtml
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 over mountain snow (from www.af.mil/news/factsheets/pictures/u2.jpg)
U-2 Over Mountain Snow
(unknown particulars)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds)
Image Source: www.af.mil/news/factsheets/pictures/u_2.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/factsheets/U_2S.html
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U-2 over mountain snow (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u_2_2.jpg)
U-2 Over Mountain Snow
(unknown particulars)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds)
Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u_2_2.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 above mountain snow (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/tr-1_4.jpg)
U-2 Over Mountain Snow
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/tr-1_4.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 over foothills (from Lockheed) (from www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/u2_press/hi_rez/u2_02.tif)
U-2: Over Foothills
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/
recon/u2/hi_rez/u2_02.tif
(Caution
: 8 MB file)
Info: www.lmaeronautics.com/gallery/products/recon/u2/u2_index01.html
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U-2 over clouds (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000e.jpg)
U-2: Over Clouds
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000e.jpg
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2cloud.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 head on in flight (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/longwing.jpg)
U-2: Head On in Flight
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/longwing.jpg
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000f.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 over Golden Gate Bridge (from www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0001.jpg)
U-2 Over Golden Gate
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0001.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/photos/recon_u2_cutlines.shtml
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U-2 (from www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0003.jpg)
U-2 Over Clouds
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0003.jpg
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000001.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/photos/recon_u2_cutlines.shtml
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 with satellite uplink pod from below (from www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0004.jpg)
U-2 With Satellite Uplink Pod From Below
(unknown particulars)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds)
Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/recon_u2_0004.jpg
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000003.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/photos/recon_u2_cutlines.shtml
and www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 from below (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2-skunk15.jpg)
U-2 From Below
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2-skunk15.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2: Silver U-2 from below (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2.jpg)
U-2: Silver U-2 From Below
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2: Earth and Space Reflected in a Helmet Visor in Flight (unknown particulars, possibly Sean Jones) (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000010.jpg)
U-2:
earth and Space Reflected in a Helmet Visor in Flight
(unknown particulars, possibly Sean Jones)
Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/00000010.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2: Earth and Space Reflected in a Helmet Visor in Flight (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/helmet.jpg)
U-2:
earth and Space Reflected in a Helmet Visor in Flight
(unknown particulars)

Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/helmet.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2: suited pilot against a night plane (Joe Thomas, unknown particulars) (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000a.jpg)
U-2: Suited Pilot Against a Night Plane
Joe Thomas, unknown particulars

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000a.jpg
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2pilot.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
and www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2: suited pilot against plane at sunset (Joe Thomas, unknown particulars) (from www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000b.jpg)
U-2: Suited Pilot Against Plane at Sunset
Joe Thomas, unknown particulars

Image Source: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2/fi/0000000b.jpg
Info: www2.acc.af.mil/gallery/images/aircraft/u2
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U-2 on display suspended in the Modern Aircraft Hangar at the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (from www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2a-001.jpg)
U-2: On Display Suspended in a Hangar
In the Modern Aircraft Hangar, at the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The aircraft hangs from the ceiling in the same area as an XB-70, X-15, SR-71, and even an F-22.
(Thanks to Robert A. Singer for the identification.)


Image Source: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u2a-001.jpg
Info: www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/u-2_pix.htm
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U-2 over Beale Air Force Base, California
U-2 Over Beale Air Force Base
This picture of a U-2 over Beale Air Force Base is from an unknown source. I obtained it on the net before I began keeping such detailed records.
I was fortunate enough to chase U2s down the runway here and also to fly as a passenger in a small training plane (not a U2) out of Beale.

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U-2: Preparation (from www.af.mil/photos/images/1239a.jpg)
U-2: Preparation
Tech. Sgt. Scott Robinson, (foreground), and Senior Airman Hank Webb, both aerospace physiological support specialists from the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, assist Capt. Michael Wheeler as he prepares for a reconnaissance mission.

(Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
Image Source: www.af.mil/photos/images/1239a.jpg
Info: www.af.mil/news/Sep2001/n20010906_1239.shtml
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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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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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U-2: Pilot Spencer Thomas salutes crew chief (from www.af.mil/photos/images/020524_51.jpg)
U-2: Pilot Salutes Crew Chief
U-2 Pilot Spencer Thomas 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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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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