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Originally posted by Canada_EH
link valkeryie? or did u hear this on the news?
Originally posted by Janus
Operational ceiling still classified then? Anyone hazard a guess as to how high he may have been?
U-2R, and TR-1, U-2S, U-2ST
Construction: Conventional aluminum monococoque, with some composites
Wing Area (gross): 1,000 squareft
Height: 16.7ft (at tail)
Empty Weight: Classified
Maximum Takeoff Weight:40,000 lb.
Maximum Speed: over 430 mph
Operational Ceiling: over 70,000ft
Maximum Unrefeuled Range: over 3,000 nm
U-2R: Pratt & Whitney J75-P-13B with 18,500lb thrust
U-2S: General Electric F118-GE-101 with 18,300lb thrust
Originally posted by SportyMB
I don't buy it......I mean this is Afghanistan right, why would we have to use a U2 to do recon over a country that we already have ground and air superiority? We could just use an f-18 or some other aircraft used for recon aswell.