gloster javelin an operational history

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Gloster Javelin

Author : Michael Napier
ISBN : 9781473848825
Genre : History
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The RAF’s only delta-winged fighter – the Gloster Javelin was also Britain’s first true All-Weather Fighter. Based in the UK and in Germany, the RAF’s Javelin squadrons formed the front line of Britain’s air defences in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this time Javelin crews pioneered the operational use of guided missiles and air-to-air refuelling by fighter aircraft. In the Far East, Javelins were involved in operations during the Indonesian Confrontation and the aircraft was also deployed to Zambia during the Rhodesian UDI Crisis. In this history, which is richly illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, Michael Napier blends official records with personal accounts to describe the operational history of this iconic jet fighter.

Tornado Gr1

Author : Michael John W Napier
ISBN : 1473873029
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Replacing the Vulcan, Buccaneer and Jaguar in the front line of the Cold War, the remarkable "swing-winged" Tornado GR1 provided Britain's strike capability in the last years of the Cold War in the 1980s, equipping some 10 RAF squadrons. During the Gulf War, Tornado GR1 crews led Britain's contribution to Coalition operations against Iraq, and in the subsequent years Tornado GR1s were involved almost continuously in operations over Iraq. In 1999 the Tornado GR1 force carried out offensive missions over Kosovo as part of NATO operations in the Balkans. The Tornado GR1's Terrain Following Radar gave the aircraft a unique capability: it was the first RAF aircraft to have the ability to operate at low-level at night and in all-weathers. The incredible flexibility of both the aircraft and its crews was demonstrated by the successful switch to medium-level operations using laser-guided weapons after the Cold War. Produced in the same style format as Javelin: An Operational History (which approaches the subject from the perspective of the RAF squadrons which operated the aircraft), Tornado GR1: An Operational History describes in detail the accomplishments and day-to-day workings of the operational RAF Tornado GR1 units in the UK, Germany, the Middle East and across the globe. The book is underpinned by research from original official documents, augmented by the personal accounts by Tornado air- and ground-crews. It is richly illustrated throughout with photographs of the aircraft.

Service History Of The Gloster Javelin

Author : Roger Lindsay
ISBN : OCLC:840494714
Genre : Gloster aircraft
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Royal Air Force Germany Since 1945

Author : Bill Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117993746
Genre : History
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Describes RAF operations in Germany, from establishment of the British Air Forces of Occupation in July 1945 to the Berlin Airlift, and the establishment of NATO.

Wings Of History

Author : Louis V. Divone
ISBN : UVA:X001535520
Genre : History
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History Of The Royal Air Force

Author : Michael Sharpe
ISBN : 0752532200
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Air Pictorial

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112744359
Genre : Aeronautics
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