COLD WAR. Combat Prototypes.

During The Cold War a great many aircraft were built and flown that for various reasons never entered operational service. Some were losers in 'Fly-off' competitions, others represented journeys up 'blind alleys' in aircraft development, and others were cancelled on dubious financial and/or political grounds.

This book examines in detail the histories of these aircraft, and seeks to answer the following questions:

-What might the world's air forces be like today, had the aircraft in this book entered service?

-How much did German wartime design contribute to today's combat aircraft?

-To what extent did so-called 'experts' influence politicians in cancelling major projects?

-Was Duncan Sandys really responsible for the disastrous planning decisions taken in Great Britain in the late 1950s?

-Could Great Britain have taken the lead in supersonic flight in 1946 - and kept it?

-Could Supersonic VTOL have become a reality in the 1960s?

Covering not just well-known aircraft such as the TSR2 and XB-70 Valkyrie but also more esoteric types such as the XF-35 parasite fighter and the Leduc 021 ramjet-powered interceptor, Cold War Combat Prototypes will make fascinating reading for all those interested in the aircraft of the first forty years after the Second World War.

COLD WAR. Combat Prototypes.

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Data sheet

Kind
Book
Author
Robert Jackson
Language
English
Pages
160
Cover
Hard
Delivery
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