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Nimrod: Rise and Fall By Tony Blackman

Nimrod: Rise and Fall by Tony Blackman

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Summary

The scrapping of the Nimrod programme has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year. For most of its operational life, since 1969, its contribution to the defence of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. This title tells the story of the Nimrod.

Nimrod: Rise and Fall Summary

Nimrod: Rise and Fall by Tony Blackman

The scrapping of the Nimrod programme has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year. For most of its operational life, from 1969 to date, its contribution to the defence of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. It was the 'eye in the sky' which was absolutely vital to a host of activities - from anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, to support of land battles throughout the world, to the Falklands campaign, to combating drug-running, the Nimrod's unsung role was paramount. And now the UK is bereft of such a multi-tasking reconnaissance aircraft. The full story of the Nimrod, and its significance, now needs to be told. Tony Blackman, who was there at the beginning, test-flew nearly every aircraft and was at Kinloss on the very day the project was cancelled, has written this timely book, "Nimrod Rise and Fall", covering every facet of its history, its weapons system developments and its tragic accidents. He writes in an approachable way, making technical subjects understandable but his conclusions will, inevitably, not be welcomed by everyone.

Nimrod: Rise and Fall Reviews

"..covers every facet of Nimrod's history, its weapons systems, developments and its tragic accidents... Tony Blackman writes in an approachable way, making the technical jargon easy to understand... stunning book"--Airfix Model World

About Tony Blackman

Tony Blackman is an ex-RAF aircrew officer and Vulcan test pilot.

Additional information

GOR004110838
Nimrod: Rise and Fall by Tony Blackman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Grub Street
2006-04-01
224
1908117796
9781908117793
N/A
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