GREAT PLANES OF THE COLD WAR VOLUME 2 Great Planes of the Cold War profiles in detail - the most important American warplanes of the era. Each profile features a full technical tour of the aircraft, personal recollections by veterans, and exciting archival film footage. F-4 Phantom II The Phantom II became one of the most respected and remembered aircraft of her time, serving with distinction with the air wings of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. B-52 Stratofortress Designed specifically to carry nuclear weapons deep into the heart of the Soviet union, the B-52 heavy bomber has served with distinction for over 55 years. A-1 Skyraider Designed during the Second World War, the Douglas A-1 prop-driven Skyraider seemed like an anachronism in the jet age but it proved a formidable weapon in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. A-26/B-26 Invader The Invader first saw action as a bomber against the Japanese in 1943 but continued to serve in a variety of roles right up until 1969, including bombing in Korea and in secret missions for the CIA. A-7 Corsair II The airframe of this aircraft had first flown nearly 20 years before. The new prototype the A-7F - was the latest in a series of models developed from one of aviation s great successes, the Vought Corsair.
Release Date: 04 May 2010
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification