Cold War Jet Combat
Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950 - 1972
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
240 Pages, 6.14 x 9.21 in, illustrated
- March 2016
- In Stock
Operation ‘Musketeer’ (1956), mounted when RAF and French Air Force bombers and fighter-bombers attacked airfields and other targets in Egypt (after President Nasser had nationalized the Suez Canal), is also covered in this gripping narrative. The Falklands Campaign is also covered, as is the Vietnam War.
In another chapter, QRA operations around the British Isles are put under the microscope as RAF Phantoms, Lightnings, Tornadoes and Typhoon Eurofighters on Quick Reaction Alert are described, patrolling international air space and maintaining a constant vigil as Soviet ‘Bears’ continued to test NATO defenses.
All in all, this is a compelling, well-researched and highly informative study of a particularly dynamic era in aviation history.
"This book covers a period of aviation that has seen enormous changes but strangely been under-reported. Here is a book to correct this. Most Highly Recommended" ~FIRE Reviews