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Title Cold War, Hot Jets: Darker Skies - Ep 2 Of 2 / Director: Hall, Jeremy
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2015
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Summary As the Iron Curtain fell across Europe, the jet plane came to epitomise how the Cold War was fought. Britain's V bombers, armed with devastating new weapons, were able to fly faster, higher and further. The V Bomber became the platform for delivering nuclear annihilation. Program two tells the story of how these planes came to define Britain's military planning and we reveal the bleak role the RAF pilots would have to play in the event of Nuclear War. But with the advent of surface to air missiles as nuclear delivery systems and satellites to provide detailed intelligence the role of jet aircraft in the Cold War diminished. As a technology however its importance continues to impact on life to this day with the growth of international jet air travel. (Part 2 of 2) (From the UK) (Documentary) G CC **Final**
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-01-14 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Great Britain. Royal Air Force.
Air warfare.
Airplanes -- Design and construction.
Atomic bomb -- Testing.
Flight crews.
World War II.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Hall, Jeremy, director
Holland, James, host
Bonner, Norman, contributor
Edgerton, David, contributor
Eeles, Tom, contributor
Exley, Donald, contributor
Khrushchev, Sergei, contributor
Kirby, Rip, contributor
L. Blackman, Anthony, contributor
L. Bywater, David, contributor
Ward, John, contributor
West, Peter, contributor