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Cold War Warriors tells the little-known story of the operations by the Royal Australian Air Force’s P-3 Orions during the latter years of the Cold War. The aircraft’s largely low-profile missions, usually flown far from their base, were often shrouded by confidentiality. Now, access to declassified documents has allowed this story to be told. From the lead-up to their delivery in 1968, to the end of the Cold War in 1991; from the intrigues associated with the procurement of the aircraft and subsequent upgrades, to perilous moments experienced by the aircraft and their crews while conducting operations; and from triumphs to tragedies; Cold War Warriors documents the P-3’s service in the RAAF in the context of the unfolding domestic and international events that shaped the aircraft’s evolving missions.

As well as being a story of the RAAF Orions and their growing capabilities, Cold War Warriors is also the story of the crews who flew the aircraft. Using their words, Cold War Warriors faithfully describes a number of incidents, both on the ground, and in the air, to provide a sense of the enormous breadth of service the P-3 Orion has provided to the Royal Australian Air Force, to Australia and to our allies.
Article Number:
179014
Author:
Ian Pearson
Brand Name:
Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN:
9781922488329
Number of Pages:
356
Product Contains:
Hardcover
Product Depth:
3.2 cm
Product Height:
28.5 cm
Product Weight:
0.36 kg
Product Width:
22.0 cm
Published:
01.09.2021
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Release Date:
Wed Sep 01 00:00:00 AEST 2021
Product details
Cold War Warriors tells the little-known story of the operations by the Royal Australian Air Force’s P-3 Orions during the latter years of the Cold War. The aircraft’s largely low-profile missions, usually flown far from their base, were often shrouded by confidentiality. Now, access to declassified documents has allowed this story to be told. From the lead-up to their delivery in 1968, to the end of the Cold War in 1991; from the intrigues associated with the procurement of the aircraft and subsequent upgrades, to perilous moments experienced by the aircraft and their crews while conducting operations; and from triumphs to tragedies; Cold War Warriors documents the P-3’s service in the RAAF in the context of the unfolding domestic and international events that shaped the aircraft’s evolving missions.

As well as being a story of the RAAF Orions and their growing capabilities, Cold War Warriors is also the story of the crews who flew the aircraft. Using their words, Cold War Warriors faithfully describes a number of incidents, both on the ground, and in the air, to provide a sense of the enormous breadth of service the P-3 Orion has provided to the Royal Australian Air Force, to Australia and to our allies.
Specification
Article Number:
179014
Author:
Ian Pearson
Brand Name:
Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN:
9781922488329
Number of Pages:
356
Product Contains:
Hardcover
Product Depth:
3.2 cm
Product Height:
28.5 cm
Product Weight:
0.36 kg
Product Width:
22.0 cm
Published:
01.09.2021
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Release Date:
Wed Sep 01 00:00:00 AEST 2021