Review
Aviation Classics: American Cold War Stories

130 pages

Contents include:

"Determination & Dixie Cups" Engineering the powerplants of Northrop's XB-35. Includes a photo of an R-4360 with the long drive shaft dictated by the B-35's pusher design, and a large diagram by Ian Bott.

Warren E. Thompson  "Distant Thunder The 27th Fighter Escort Wing in Korea"  Includes numerous color F-84 images.

Jakob Whitfield  "Radiant Skies"  Aircraft nuclear propulsion research with Convair's NB-36H - includes a cockpit photo, and a shot of the shielded crew compartment detached from the airframe. There are several photos and an Ian Bott illustration of the Convair X-6 with J53 engines and an R1 reactor.

Howard Carter  "Fit for the King"  Former BOAC LIberator used to carry Vietnamese royalty

Doug Gordon  "Days of Thunder The Republic F-84Fs of the USAF's 81st Fighter Bomber Wing in Europe, 1954-58"

David Baker  "Plan H: America's Unbuilt Spyplanes"  Randolph Rae's REX hydrogen engines; includes several diagrams of the REX I/II/III and a full page color graphic showing how the REX I would operate.

"America's Unbuilt Spyplanes Part Two: Fading Suntan - Kelly Johnson's Ambitious CL-400 Project"  Includes a color illustration of a CL-400 (resembling nothing so much as a colossal F-104) being paced by a Starfighter chase plane. There is also a large color illustration of the Pratt & Whitney Model 304 engine.

Jim Winchester "Broken Arrow: Tico's south-east Asian secret"  Loss of a nuclear armed A-4 from the USS Ticonderoga in late 1965.

Jonathan Pote  "anything, anywhere, anytime- professionally"  Air America - includes C-47, Helio Courier, C-46, C-123 and DHC-4 images.

"Air America - the Tet Offensive and its Aftermath"  Includes a detailed list of aircraft serials in Laos 1965-1966.

Albert Grandolini  "Operation Bolo & Project Silver Dollar"  Includes a color profile of Robin Olds' Phantom 63-7680

Warren E. Thompson  "The Scarface Klan: The Bell Hueycobra & HML-367 in Vietnam, 1969-71"

Bob Archer  "Giant Reach: The Lockheed SR-71 in East Anglia, 1974-90"

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