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SAC in the 1980s

SAC in the 1980s
AUTHOR A Symonds
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 96
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos
PRODUCT CODE 98700AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£15.99

Fighter pilots make movies, bomber pilots make history - or so the bomber pilots say, anyway. Strategic Air Command held a constant nuclear-armed vigil, ready to launch nuclear war at a moment's notice, twenty-four hours a day. SAC was responsible for two of the three components of the Nuclear Triad - manned strategic bombers and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs - alongside the Navy's SLBMs.
Also responsible for the USAF's strategic reconnaissance aircraft, SAC maintained a large fleet of tankers to support its bombers and spy planes. After a drawdown of strength in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, SAC rebuilt its strength throughout the 1980s as part of a wider revitalisation of the US armed forces under President Reagan. New advanced bombers, tankers and ICBMs joined the fleet with the promise of new stealth aircraft under development.

AUTHOR A Symonds
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Paperback
NO OF PAGES 96
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos
ISBN 9781445698700
PRODUCT CODE 98700AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£15.99