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Raf Canberra Units Of The Cold War

Author : Andrew Brookes
ISBN : 9781782004134
Genre : History
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From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Airshow of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmanoeuvre all the fighters of the time and it could climb way above their operating ceilings. Yet this Cold War equivalent of the Mosquito was simple to maintain and a delight to fly, although it could bite any pilot who did not treat it with respect. The Canberra B 2 first flew on 21 April 1950 and entered frontline service with No 101 Sqn in May 1951. In a testament to the aircraft's benign handling characteristics, the transition programme consisted of only 20 hours in the Gloster Meteor and three hours in the dual-control Canberra trainer. With a maximum speed of 470 knots (871 km/h), a standard service ceiling of 48,000 ft (14,600 m) and the ability to carry a 3.6-tonne (7,900-lb) payload, the Canberra was an instant success.

Air Force Tac Recce Aircraft

Author : Paul J. Wagner
ISBN : 9781434994585
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A comprehensive history of tactical reconnaissance aircraft produced and operated during the Cold War in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The Royal Air Force In The Cold War 1950 1970

Author : Ian Proctor
ISBN : 9781783831890
Genre : History
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Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future conflict, while interceptor pilots stood by ready to counter incursions by Soviet aircraft. Between 1956 and 1969, the elite crews of the iconic V-Force of nuclear bombers trained to perform the ultimate mission, striking targets deep in the heart of Russia. Protecting British interests overseas, personnel at stations across the Middle East and Far East were regularly engaged in supporting operations during the many colonial conflicts which occurred throughout the 1950s and 1960s.??Undertaking these duties were new British-designed aircraft introduced to squadrons from the early-1950s. The names of these extraordinary aircraft, which included the Hunter, Lightning, Vulcan and Canberra, became synonymous with the Cold War.??In this book, Ian Proctor uses over 150 highly evocative colour images from a single remarkable Air Ministry collection to portray the RAF and its personnel between 1950 and 1970. He provides a selected insight into service life, the aircraft, recruitment and training, and the operations and exercises undertaken by the RAF during a twenty year period of the Cold War.

Early Cold War Overflights 1950 1956

Author : R. Cargill Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015052666974
Genre : Military reconnaissance
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Aerospace Encyclopedia Of World Air Forces

Author : David Willis
ISBN : 1861840454
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Early Cold War Overflights 1950 1956 Appendixes Biographies Of Contributors

Author : R. Cargill Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015052666966
Genre : Aerial reconnaissance, American
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Aviation News

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