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Title: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: overscan on November 04, 2017, 05:39:43 am
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Aviation Classics  |  RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain 

The West was stunned when the Soviet Union dropped its first atomic bomb in August 1949. In the wake of the Second World War, funding for the RAF had fallen away dramatically but now there was an urgent need for new jet fighters to meet the threat of Russian bombers head-on. Britain's top aircraft manufacturers, including Hawker, English Electric, Fairey, Vickers Supermarine, De Havilland, Armstrong Whitworth and Saunders-Roe, set to work on designing powerful supersonic aircraft with all-new guided missile systems capable of meeting a Soviet assault head-on and shooting down enemy aircraft before they could unleash a devastating nuclear firestorm on British soil. Featuring a host of new artwork and aircraft profiles plus dozens of previously unseen contemporary images, RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain looks at the innovative and sometimes outrageous aircraft projects that resulted.
Basically 132 pages on OR.329/F155T designs by Dan Sharp.

You can buy the digital copy here for 5.99

https://pocketmags.com/aviation-classics-magazine/raf-secret-jets-of-cold-war-britain

printed copy here (6.99 with free UK delivery)

https://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/product/5532/bookazine-raf-secret-jets-of-cold-war-britain
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 04, 2017, 07:01:04 am
That looks pretty darn good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Thorvic on November 04, 2017, 07:40:24 am
Ordered, although it will probably be at SMW next weekend anyway
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: chrisonord on November 04, 2017, 10:09:54 am
Cool, not my usual subject, but worthy of residing in my book shelves.
Chris
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Gondor on November 04, 2017, 12:37:15 pm
Ordered because although Thorvic is probably correct, will they have enough at the show for me to get one?

Gondor
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: NARSES2 on November 05, 2017, 06:06:48 am
Cool, not my usual subject, but worthy of residing in my book shelves.
Chris

Same here. I find these "bookazines" super value for money  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Rolead on November 05, 2017, 08:24:34 am
Anyone seen it yet at WH Smiths ?
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 05, 2017, 08:37:35 am

Anyone seen it yet at WH Smiths ?


I was in a Smiths y'day and didn't notice it, but I was in Chepstow, hardly the centre of the Western world..........
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Rheged on November 05, 2017, 09:47:38 am
It's produced by Morton's Media, so it should appear in Smiths shortly.
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Mossie on November 05, 2017, 01:03:39 pm
I'll keep a look out for it at Smiths. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2017, 04:30:41 pm
It wasn't in Sainsbury's as of Saturday.
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: NARSES2 on November 06, 2017, 06:14:03 am
I shall check in Smiths tomorrow
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Mossie on November 07, 2017, 02:07:24 am
Wasn't in my local Smith's yesterday.  I'll keep popping in, they stock most of these bookazines.
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: NARSES2 on November 07, 2017, 06:15:43 am
Wasn't in Croydon Smiths either. However the seasonal Calendar stall was open so got my now annual Legends of WWII calendar. Some cracking, evocative artwork  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: McColm on November 07, 2017, 06:18:19 am
Ordered my copy this morning.
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Knightflyer on November 07, 2017, 12:25:29 pm
Reading mine online as I type  ;D
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: NARSES2 on November 14, 2017, 06:32:58 am
Picked it up at Telford. Incredible value for money  :bow:
Title: Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Post by: Mossie on November 03, 2019, 04:29:55 am
It's been released in book form, under the title of Cold War Interceptor: The RAF's F.155T/OR.329 Fighter Projects
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cold-War-Interceptor-2019-R/dp/1911658034

It's the same information packaged up with larger and better reproduction of the drawings.. It's 20 on Amazon but might be better for any scratch-bashers modelling the projects.