Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the
The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britain’s nuclear deterrent; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role, with its bombs and missiles, in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity. The individual accounts detail how hours at a time were spent on readiness, waiting to be scrambled to defend their country in the event of a third world war. In addition how their aggressive skills were honed by carrying out Lone Ranger sorties flying to the States and westward around the world, and taking part in Giant Voice and Red Flag, competitive exercises against the United States Strategic Air Command. The attacks in the Falklands using Shrike missiles are described accurately and in great detail for the first time including the landing at Rio de Janeiro alongside a vivid account of Black Buck...
- ASIN: 1909808083
North American F-86 Sabre Owners' Workshop Manual: An insight into owning, flying, and maintaining the USAF's legendary Cold War jet fighter
North American F-86 Sabre Owners' Workshop Manual: An
The North American F-86 Sabre was the first operational Allied swept-wing transonic jet fighter of the postwar era. It was flown with distinction by the USAF in the Korean War where it was pitted against the Soviet MiG-15. The centerpiece of this Haynes Manual is Golden Apple Operations’ F-86A, 48-178, the sole-surviving airworthy example of the first production Sabre A model, as well as the world’s oldest flying jet-powered aircraft.
- ASIN: 076034292X
- UPC: 752748342927
Jet Age Man: SAC B-47 and B-52 Operations in the Early Cold War
Jet Age Man: SAC B-47 and B-52 Operations
Nominated as Best Military History Book 2013 in the prestigious journal Air Power History, published by the US Air Force Historical FoundationThe events in Jet Age Man took place during the early Cold War, an era that will go down as a period when civilization teetered on the edge of the abyss. To some, nuclear deterrence appeared as utter madness, and was in fact commonly referred to as M.A.D. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction provoked protests and marches, and the architect of M.A.D, General Curtis LeMay, became a symbol of madness himself. Raised during those turbulent times, most contemporary historians conclude that we were lucky to have survived. What they fail recognize is that for LeMay and the thousands of Cold War warriors who fought and won while serving in the Strategic Air Command, the proof of concept lies not in the "what if?" but in the reality, "what did." Historically, M.A.D. succeeded where appeasement, diplomacy and even hot wars failed. When The Wall came down, strength, not weakness, had prevailed. Most of this story takes place in the Cold War trenches of the Strategic Air Command. It is about those who served and the many who died, told by someone who, as a young man, literally held the fate of all mankind within reach of a switch. More particula...
- ASIN: 1909384941
F-106 Delta Dart Cold War Jet Airplane Vintage Flag T-shirt
F-106 Delta Dart Cold War Jet Airplane Vintage
Vintage Flag tee featuring the F-106 Delta Dart. The F106 was the primary American all-weather interceptor aircraft from the 1060s through the 1980s. It was designed as the "ultimate interceptor" and was the last dedicated US interceptor aircraft. Distressed for a vintage look.
- Color: Black
- Brand: Designed for Flight
- ASIN: B07QK9RQWQ
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom 1958 Onwards (all marks): An Insight into Owning, Flying and Maintaining the legendary Cold War combat jet (Owners' Workshop Manual)
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom 1958 Onwards (all marks):
First entering service in 1960 with the US military, the F-4 Phantom remained at the forefront of US air power throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It saw extensive action during the Vietnam War as the principal air superiority fighter for both the US Navy and Air Force, as well as in the ground-attack and reconnaissance roles. The F-4J, K and M also played key roles with the RAF and Royal Navy in the same period. Former RAF Phantom navigator Ian Black gives the F-4 the Haynes Manual treatment.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0857338587
Fighters over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War
Fighters over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from
Fighters Over the Fleet is an account of the parallel evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the ships they sought to defend. This volume concentrates on the three main advocates of carrier warfare: the Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy.Because radar was not invented until the mid-1930s, fleet air defense was a primitive effort for flyers during the 1920s. Once the innovative system was developed and utilized, organized air defense became viable. Thus major naval-air battles of the Second World War--like Midway, the "Pedestal" convoy, the Philippine Sea and Okinawa--are portrayed as tests of the new technology. However, even radar was ultimately found wanting by the Kamikaze campaigns, which led to postwar moves toward computer control and new kinds of fighters.After 1945, the novel threats of nuclear weapons and stand-off missiles compounded the difficulties of naval air defense. The second half of the book covers the U.S. and Royal Navies' attempts to resolve these problems by examining the U.S. experience in Vietnam and British operations during the Falklands War. The book then turns to the ultimate U.S. development of techniques and technology to fight the Outer Air Battle in the 1980s before concluding with the current state of technolo...
- Brand: US Naval Institute Press
- ASIN: 159114616X