“Cockpits of the Cold War” a Review

Authors: Donald Nijboer, Dan Patterson
ISBN: 1-55046-405-1

A handsomely laid-out book that looks at the cockpit layouts of thirty-nine notable fighters, bombers, and reconnaissance aircraft of the Cold War era, divided into sections dealing with designs from Canada, the US, UK, France, Sweden, and Russia. Each aircraft covered includes a capsule history of the type, a large color cockpit photo, and a perspective from a pilot associated with the type. Well worth a look for the historian or scale modeler!

Types covered include:

CF-100 Canuck (Mk. 4 at Duxford)
Skyraider (A-1H at NMNA)
F-80 (F-80C at Dayton)
F-84E Thunderjet
F-100C Super Sabre
F-101B Voodoo
F-4J Phantom II at Duxford
F-104C Starfighter
F-105G Wild Weasel
F-106A
SR-71
B-36J
RB-47H
B-52D
F9F-6 at NMNA
F4D-1 Skyray
F11F-1 Tiger
F-8A Crusader
Meteor F.8 at Duxford
Hunter F.6
Javelin FAW.9
Lightning F.6
Sea Hawk FGA.6
Supermarine Scimitar
DH Sea Vixen
Canberra T.19
Vickers Valiant
Vulcan B.2
Victor K.2
Mystere
J29
MiG-15
MiG-21F
MiG-23MF