Strange Planes: Eyes in the Skies (1990)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Strange Planes: Eyes in the Skies is part of a six-episode Discovery special describing the history and technology behind unusual aircraft. Designed specifically for undercover reconnaissance, the U2 serves as the greatest example of strange spy planes. Flying under the radar and out of missile range, the U2 was a boon to American warfare. It flew higher than any plane had before and sported lengthy, graceful wings. Strange Planes: Eyes in the Skies takes a look at the people behind covert operations and the inventions that hid in the clouds.