V-force: Britain’s Airborne Nuclear Deterrent by Robert Jackson newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Ian Allan, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: This is a remarkable account of the operations and strategies of the RAF in the post-1945 Cold War era. Although Britain was a close ally of the USA during the war, Americas subsequent reluctance to disseminate nuclear technology to even its staunchest supporter, meant that Britain, still a world power even with the empire in decline, developed its own nuclear deterrent the V-Force of the Royal Air Force.
The V-Force experience which lasted only a dozen years before Britains deterrent posture was assumed by the Royal Navys Polaris submarines was a unique one. In terms of striking power it was the culmination of RAF philosophy extending back to World War 1, but was also the swansong of the British strategic bomber. It lifted the Royal Air Force into a new era, and then withered away, but its legacy of pride, professionalism and expertise was enormous.
While this book provides a comprehensive examination of the role and capabilities of the Victor, Valiant and Vulcan aircraft, it is also exceptionally detailed in its analysis of post-war strategic thinking, and examines in depth the interrelationship between the RAF and its allies from North America. With a fine selection of photographs, this is a fascinating read for military historians and enthusiasts alike, and is written by one of the countrys best-known and highly respected aviation authors.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 10¼” x 8¼”.
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