American Secret Projects 3
1945 to 1975 is considered the zenith of modern U.S. aviation development. This Cold War era saw countless proposals for radical and unorthodox military aircraft being presented to aerospace upper management in model or drawing form. Although the once vibrant industry of in house factory model making has ceased to exist, the rare, valuable, and historic models that remain today bear witness to that bygone era. Secret U.S. Proposals of the Cold War gives these unique aviation artifacts new recognition through the use of original and archival photography and explains the background story and mission requirements for these radical aircraft. Included are many unique proposals and engineering models built or commissioned by American aerospace companies. Originally conceived as working tools, these valuable models now serve as poignant three dimensional reminders of a vanished era of American aviation supremacy.