U-2 Dragon Lady Airplane
The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is an American high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) reconnaissance aircraft designed and built by the Lockheed Corporation. It provides day and night, very high-resolution imagery intelligence (IMINT) without being detected by radar. The U2 was developed out of the 1954 CIA project OXCART, which was a joint effort between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Air Force (USAF), and Lockheed to develop a spy plane that could fly higher than any other aircraft before. The project's name changed to "ARGON" in 1958 and then "HAWKEYE" in 1959 before it became known as the U2 in 1960.
Is the U-2 Dragon Lady still in service?
The U-2 plane has proven to be a useful and versatile tool for the military. It was designed to fly at high altitudes, so it can see things on the ground that are invisible to other types of aircraft. The plane's most famous use was during the Cold War when it took pictures of Soviet nuclear weapons sites from an altitude of over 20 miles. The U-2 plane is still in service for the United States Air Force and other military branches around the world. It is used primarily for intelligence gathering, but also as a reconnaissance aircraft and an airborne warning and control system platform.
Why is U-2 called Dragon Lady?
The Lockheed U-2 is a high-altitude reconnaissance plane. It is the most famous and one of the most expensive aircraft in the world. It is nicknamed "Dragon Lady." The U-2 was first flown in 1955, largely due to its ability to fly above 60,000 feet (18,288 meters). This allowed it to avoid being detected by Soviet radars at its height which was not possible with other planes at the time. The plane has been used for many purposes including surveillance and photo-reconnaissance.
Can a U-2 be shot down?
A U-2 Dragon Lady is an airplane that is a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. This plane can fly at a height of up to 70,000 feet. The plane was created by Lockheed Aircraft, and it was first used in 1955 by the United States Air Force. It can be shot down, but this would take great effort and coordination to do so because of its powerful engines and lack of cruise missiles on the craft.
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How high can the U-2 Dragon Lady fly?
The U-2 Dragon Lady can fly at 70,000 feet. The U-2 Dragon Lady was designed to fly at an altitude of 70,000 feet. This allowed it to avoid radar detection and be able to take photos of the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s.