Author(s): Frank Schwede
Reconnaissance aircraft have always been the spearhead of the various air forces, helping to provide the basis for any further military operations. At the time of the Cold War and before the satellite era, the use of reconnaissance aircraft reached its zenith, as the warring nations were determined to know what was happening on the other side. Consequently, powerful aircraft emerged during this time, especially in terms of deployment altitude, speed and flight time; achievements which have been largely unrecognized until now.
Frank Schwede has worked as a freelance journalist for several daily newspapers, including the 'S ddeutsche Zeitung' and the 'M nchner Abendzeitung', as well as numerous radio stations. His hobbies include collecting international police badges and model police vehicles.