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TSR2: Britain’s Lost Cold War Strike Jet

By Andrew Brookes
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | AIRCRAFT
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Comments: Softcover, 80 pages, 30 black-and-white and 10 color photos, 5 color plates, 7 illustrations

ISBN:
978-1-4728-2248-2

Price:
$18

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing


From the publisher:
The TSR2 is one of the great “what-if” aircraft of the Cold War; its cancellation still generates anger and controversy among aviation fans. A magnificent, cutting-edge aircraft, it fell victim to cost overruns, overambitious requirements, and politics, eventually marking a point when Britain’s aerospace industry could no longer build world-class aircraft independently. After the demise of the TSR2, the Royal Air Force’s future jets would be modified U.S. aircraft such as the F-4 Phantom or pan-European collaborations such as the Tornado and Typhoon.

An eminent air power analyst and ex-Vulcan bomber pilot, the author takes a fresh, hard-headed look at the TSR2 project, telling the story of its development, short career, and cancellation, and evaluates how it might have performed in Cold War strike roles as well as in the recent wars in the Middle East.


FSM says:
Text-intensive informational background for when you dive into that Airfix kit.

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