Dragon Lady: A Portrait Gallery

Once a top secret, the U-2 is one photogenic spyplane




The U-2 has undergone many modifications over the years. In 1975, an Air Force U-2C was painted from its usual black finish to a gray camouflage pattern to ease British concerns about “spy planes” operating from that country. This particular airplane tested equipment designed to locate enemy surface-to-air missile sites in eastern Europe.


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