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United States Strategic Bombers 1945 - 2012 By Stuart Slade
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A definitive resource from Defense Lion Publications detailing the evolution of the United States Strategic Bomber inventory; from the Boeing B-29 Superfortress in World War II through the B-2... More > Stealth Bomber. Remastered archival documents from the U.S Air Force with design characteristics are also included for each aircraft with authoritative original text that places each one in the context of the development of aviation technology and world history. A look at the future for the next generation of United States Bomber is also discussed in detail. This is an authoritative resource for military historians, aviation buffs or for anyone looking for insight into the bombers that changed the world.< Less
United States Strategic Bombers 1945 - 2012 By Stuart Slade
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By 1944, the US had the world's largest AF with 2.4 million personnel and 80,000 A/C. After WWII, the US relied on a strategy of deterrence using nuclear weapons. Accordingly, the US gave preference... More > to its long-range atomic bombing force now known as SAC. The B-36 could hit targets thousands of miles away. -The B-29 and B-50 were replaced by B-47s while the B-36 replaced the B-52. The bombers' went supersonic with the B-58 Hustler. Finally, the ultimate expression of the strategic bomber was realized with the B-70 Valkyrie, a Mach 3 beauty with true intercontinental range. -The FB-111 replaced the B-58 while the new B-1 Lancer entered the fleet alongside the venerable B-52. An entirely new concept of bomber was developed as the B-2 Spirit. This relied on its stealth, but the sheer cost meant that only a handful of B-2s were built and the number of bombers continued to decline. -Yet, in the early 21st century, the strategic bomber was confirmed yet again in Iraq. This is the history of the US strategic bomber.< Less
Avro Vulcan-The Nuclear Years By kev darling
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This volume covers the Avro Vulcan during the early part of its service with the Royal air Force. Presented in full colour over 64 pages this book shows the B.1 ,B.1A and the B.2 in their early... More > years.Also included are detail shots that includes the Blue Steel and Skybolt weapons.< Less
The Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition:The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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“…an edge-of-your-seat tale about close calls and disaster averted.” –Dr. Roy Heidicker, Wing Historian, 4th Fighter Wing ______________________________ “Joel... More > Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961 Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History< Less
The Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition: The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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The true story of the B-52 that disintegrated near Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961, spilling two H-Bombs that could have led to war. “Joel Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961... More > Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History ______________________________< Less
Convair B-58 Hustler By peter dancey
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The SAC Convair B-58 although only procured in small numbers was a very advanced tactical bomber that flew and responded more like a fighter with all its stores carried externally. This ebook takes... More > the reader on a SAC alert mission in this very exciting bomber.< Less
First Yacht Home By Peter Thompson
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Tom Ranswick is set up for the murder of his wife by a Middle East terror organisation called ‘The Group’. That event is closely followed by the destruction of British Intelligence HQ by... More > two car bombs driven into its basement garage, and a Russian Intelligence base by one of their own nuclear suitcase bombs. The C.I.A. is next to be attacked but is already on alert and the car bombers are kept at bay. Tom is sent to Russia to back up a Russian agent trying to infiltrate a coup plot led by one of their Generals. Tom’s friend, Jake Brown discovers The Group’s connection to an ocean going yacht tied up in Portsmouth Harbour and plans for it to join a yacht race already in progress and due to finish in New York Harbour, next to the Statue of Liberty. Meanwhile, Tom Ranswick finds that something far more deadly, using the final two suitcase bombs, is planned for America and he hasn’t much time to thwart The Group before America is dealt a blow that they will take years to recover from.< Less
Is Tehran Burning? By Thomas Potter
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‘Is Tehran Burning’; a story of suspense and international intrigue is predicated on the irreconcilable cultural differences between Islam and the West. It tracks the activities of ... More > intelligence agents as they attempt to induce the US to initiate a preemptive air strike against Iran. The main protagonist, Anderson Wyeth, on sabbatical in Arizona from the State Department, accidentally intercepts a suicide bomber smuggled in through Mexico. The story revolves around the transformation of the suicide bomber, while Wyeth rises in power and influence in the shadowy world of intelligence. As he attempts to defuse the impending crisis brought on by the presumed Iranian attack and the bloody objectives of multiple suicide bombers, he finds himself involved with a beautiful American with ties to Israel and a beautiful Palestinian with orders to kill.< Less
Is Tehran Burning? By Thomas Potter
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‘Is Tehran Burning’; a story of suspense and international intrigue is predicated on the irreconcilable cultural differences between Islam and the West. It tracks the activities of ... More > intelligence agents as they attempt to induce the US to initiate a preemptive air strike against Iran. The main protagonist, Anderson Wyeth, on sabbatical in Arizona from the State Department, accidentally intercepts a suicide bomber smuggled in through Mexico. The story revolves around the transformation of the suicide bomber, while Wyeth rises in power and influence in the shadowy world of intelligence. As he attempts to defuse the impending crisis brought on by the presumed Iranian attack and the bloody objectives of multiple suicide bombers, he finds himself involved with a beautiful American with ties to Israel and a beautiful Palestinian with orders to kill.< Less
Breakfast at Babs' By Simon Peters
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The gritty tale of a team of Royal Marine Commandos on a special mission in Iraq. A terrorist training cell is preparing child suicide bombers. The story begins with the last training mission at sea... More > with a nuclear submarine, the last party, and the last girl. We follow the almost comical problems that they face to go to war. Once there the team jumps from a helicopter into a black lake at night in an unknown and hostile environment. After laying in wait they find and intercept the terrorists, a fire fight ensues, they are surprised to find the children and the lead character is shot whilst trying to protect them. He watches as he is left behind by his friends, the enemy know he’s there and been left for dead, going through various emotions and struggling to stay focused on surviving, finally cornered by his adversary, now outgunned and surrounded Mike has to fight for his life with what is around him, a fight to the death ensues. Will they return safely to celebrate with a ‘Breakfast at Babs'< Less