Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War

Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War

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This book describes how the United States Air Force tactical reconnaissance units operated from the end of World War II until the 1970s. This was an immensely active period that also included major conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was also a period of rapid technological development in aircraft and photographic techniques. The book includes the following: Introduction: The post war period in Europe and the East. The Korean Conflict and the role of the 67th TRW from 1950 to 1954. The role of the highly secret RF-86 missions over Red China and the Soviet Far East in the early to mid '50s. Also the RB-57A missions out of Bitburg and Yokota flying clandestinely over the Soviet Union and the RF-100A missions that were flown over the Soviet Union from Turkey, Rhine Maine and Yokota. United States Air Forces in Europe. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the role of the RF-101 Voodoos and RB-66s. Highly Illustrated with 164 colour a 221 Mono photos, 13 colour profiles and 9 colour insignia. Profiles designed by Robbie Robson.Onlyby judicious useofhis baleout bottleof oxygen and descent to 16, 000ftdid he avoidhavingtobaleout andlosing his precious film. ... Project BirdDog was instituted totest the aircraft indetermining theexact location ofenemy radar sites by a#39;hominga#39;. ... This kitwas fitted into RB26 4535231 and initially wasunsuccessful becauseone operator, which wasall the aircraft had, could simply not operate all theanbsp;...

Title:Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War
Author: Doug Gordon
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2005-11-19

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