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5 Abandoned British Air Bases of RAF Germany

5 Abandoned British Air Bases of RAF Germany

5 Abandoned British Air Bases of RAF Germany - Urban Ghosts Media

"I knew we wouldn't be fighting the Japanese anymore because they were now our friends, but it was good to use movie enemies for target practice because dad said I had to get ready to fight off the Russian Commies who had already sneaked into the country and were planning to launch a surprise attack."  Pg. 9

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American Cold War propaganda using the threat of violence with an "Atomic War" as a reason to strengthen America

Avro Vulcan. Part of the V-Force, the Vulcan was Britain's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability utilised in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.

AVRO VULCAN Originally part of the V-Force triad, Britain’s airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. The V Bombers were armed with the Blue Steel stand off missile. With the withdrawal.

Britain is covered with numerous abandoned Cold War airfields including the former RAF Binbrook, Greenham Common, Wroughton, Swinderby and Coltishall.

5 Abandoned Cold War Airfields of Britain

Britain is covered with numerous abandoned Cold War airfields including the former RAF Binbrook, Greenham Common, Wroughton, Swinderby and Coltishall.

BAC TSR-2. Scrapped because a Harold Wilson probably did not want to upset either the Americans or the Russians. Ordered the F11, which was cancelled, followed by F4 Phantoms.

British - BAC - Was a Cold War Strike and Reconnaissance Aircraft - 23 (including) 2 Static Fatigue Test Air-Frames, were Ordered but not all Were Completed, Only 1 Flew

SEPECAT Jaguar - Derided as an underpowered, unreliable and unsophisticated type in its early years, the Jaguar evolved into a well-loved, rugged and incredibly reliable strike aircraft and was an export success despite the best efforts of one half of the type's creators. From an enthusiast's point of view this was one charismatic cat, and its retirement from RAF service was a sad day. - See more at: http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/jaguar/index.php#sthash.IgokvqpQ.dpuf

SEPECAT Jaguar - Derided as an underpowered, unreliable and unsophisticated type…

Cheerio Ivan by Alex Hamilton  A classic scene from the Cold War. A pair of F6 English Electric Lightnings of No. 74 Squadron taking their l...

Cheerio Ivan: English Electric: Lightning - Limited Edition Fine Art prints and original paintings by Alex Hamilton. A pair of of No. 74 Squadron taking their leave of the crew of a Soviet Tupolev “Bear” D after interception and escort.

Ever-ready: These full-colour photographs collated by historian Ian Proctor show the activities of the RAF at the height of the Cold War - when the threat from Russia was ever-present. Pictured, two Lightning F3s in flight over St Andrews in 1964

In Cold War pictures, how the RAF has always been ready to face Russia

English Electric Lightning of No. 74 Squadron based at RAF Leuchars, Fife, are seen in flight over nearby St Andrews in Crown Copyright / IWM RAF-T

The 92nd Tactical Fighter Squadron in WW2 flew missions across North Africa, protected Allied shipping in the Mediterranean then later operated in the CBI theater (China Burma India). Years later they operated alongside NATO and the RAF in the Cold War from a base at RAF Bentwaters, England.

The 92nd Tactical Fighter Squadron in WW2 flew missions across North Africa, protected Allied shipping in the Mediterranean then later operated in the CBI theater (China Burma India). Years later they operated alongside NATO and the RAF in the Cold War from a base at RAF Bentwaters, England.

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