Reports from the Joint Publications Research Service—acting as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency—were published to provide wide-ranging insight into geo-politics, global threat assessments, public policy, foreign intelligence, national security, the Cold War and more. These were among the newly digitized reports released to the Readex digital edition in November and December 2016.
Comments on the TU-144 Supersonic Aircraft
Skrzydlata Polska (Polish Aircraft), No. 33 (788), 14 August 1966. 8 pages
Over two years before the first successful flight of the supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde, you could have learned the details of its Soviet counterpart from A.N. Tupolev himself in this Polish technical journal. The TU-144 shared the general configuration and iconic “drooped” nose of the British-French aircraft, and was the first such aircraft to exceed Mach 2. It was in production until the early 1980s.
Rare Phenomena: “Vision” in the Fingers of Rosa Kuleshova
Priroda (Nature), No. 5, 1963. 22 pages