Cold War Combat Aircraft Prototypes

Cold War Combat Aircraft Prototypes
Format: Hardcover Book , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781861267726
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During the Cold War a great many aircraft were built and flown but 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 canceling 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?

The author

Robert Jackson is the author of over 80 books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defense and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group. His expertise has led to books covering major studies of all aspects of individual campaigns and wars.

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Format: Hardcover Book , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781861267726
Illustrations: B&W Ill: 160
Size: 7.688 in x 9.938 in / 195 mm x 252 mm
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