• aviationmegastore.com
  • aviationoutletstore.com
  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com
  • 737-simulator.com

Public holidays

Amended or confirmed operating hours of the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeerderbrug on the following dates:
Th13 MayClosed
Mo24 MayClosed
Aviation Megastore website is available without limitations. Orders are processed during shop operating hours.

Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore offers unique Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

The Royal Air Force in the Cold War, 1950-1970: rare photographs from wartime archives  9781783831890

The Royal Air Force in the Cold War, 1950-1970: rare photographs from wartime archives

9781783831890

€ 20.14
€ 18.30
Save 9.1%

Publisher/Brand Pen & Sword

Author Ian Proctor

No. Pages 196

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory UK

Availability only 2 remaining

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
Combat Aircraft of the United States Air Force: rare photographs from wartime archivesCombat Aircraft of the United States Air Force: rare photographs from wartime archivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
Early Jet Fighters 1944-1954: The Soviet Union and Europe; Rare Photographs from Aviation ArchivesEarly Jet Fighters 1944-1954: The Soviet Union and Europe; Rare Photographs from Aviation ArchivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 20.14
Naval Aviation in the Second World War: rare photographs from wartime archivesNaval Aviation in the Second World War: rare photographs from wartime archivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 20.14
The English Electric Lightning, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesThe English Electric Lightning, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
The Hawker Hunter, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesThe Hawker Hunter, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
The Phantom F-4, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesThe Phantom F-4, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
The Vought F4U CorsairThe Vought F4U CorsairPen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
Twin Mustang: The North American F-82 at WarTwin Mustang: The North American F-82 at WarPen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
United States Naval Aviation 1911 - 2014United States Naval Aviation 1911 - 2014Pen & SwordImages of War€ 18.30
US Military Helicopters, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesUS Military Helicopters, Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesPen & SwordImages of War€ 20.14
Product description

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.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

Fly in the B737NG Simulator

cockpit_180px