Britain's Cold War Fighters

Tim McLelland

Britain's Cold War Fighters explores the creation and development of the jet fighter, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs through to the first-generation jets, which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm.
Date Published :
March 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
Color and B&W photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781551004
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
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$39.95
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781556306
Pages : 368
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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Overview
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Britain's Cold War Fighters explores the creation and development of the jet fighter, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs (the Meteor and Vampire) through to the first-generation jets which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Each aircraft type is examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into an operational aircraft. The basic development and service history of each type is also examined, with a narrative that links the linear appearance of each new design, leading to the present day and the latest generation of Typhoon aircraft. Other aircraft types explored will include Hunter, Lightning, Phantom, Javelin and Tornado F2/3. A beautiful and comprehensive study of the UK's design and manufacture of its fighter program from the end of the Second World War to present, Britain's Cold War Fighters is of much importance to aviation and military historians, modelers as well as those interested in the growing popularity of the Cold War. Highly illustrated with many unpublished photos, interviews and eyewitness accounts.

About The Author
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Tim McLelland is an experienced and recognised author specialising in military aerospace subjects. He is also the writer of numerous well-known titles and contributor to many leading aerospace magazines. McLelland has flown in a wide range of military aircraft such as the Tornado, Harrier and Lightning, and has also taken part in four Red Arrows display routines. McLelland is a Vulcan specialist and has many contacts connected with the aircraft type including crew and designers.

REVIEWS
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"Highly Recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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