Britain’s Cold War Bombers

Britain’s Cold War Bombers

Product no.: 978-1-78155-534-7
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  • Lavishly illustrated with period photography providing a pictorial history of Britain’s Cold War bombers
  • Exclusive first-hand accounts from pilots and aircrew provide a unique insight into flying and fighting in aircraft designed to take the fight to the Soviet Union
  • 193 mono and 66 colour photographs on high-quality paper
  • Affordable paperback format

Britain’s Cold War Bombers explores the creation and development of the jet bomber, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs (the Valiant and Vulcan) 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 explained, 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 covered are the Canberra, Sperrin, Victor, Scimitar, Buccaneer, Nimrod, Phantom, Sea Harrier, Jaguar, Tornado GR1/4 and Typhoon.


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.

Dimensions: 248 x 172 mm
Binding: paperback
Extent: 368 pages
Illustrations: 193 black-and-white and 66 colour photographs

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