Nimrod Rise and Fall

ISBN: 9781909166028

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

Now in Paperback.
The scrapping of the Nimrod programme has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year.
For most of its operational life, from 1969 to date, its contribution to the defence of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. It was the ‘eye in the sky’ which was absolutely vital to a host of activities – from anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, to support of land battles throughout the world, to the Falklands campaign, to combating drug-running, the Nimrod’s unsung role was paramount.
And now the UK is bereft of such a multi-tasking reconnaissance aircraft.
The full story of the Nimrod, and its significance, now needs to be told. Tony Blackman, who was there at the beginning, test-flew nearly every aircraft and was at Kinloss on the very day the project was cancelled, has written this timely book, Nimrod Rise and Fall, covering every facet of its history, its weapons system developments and its tragic accidents. He writes in an approachable way, making technical subjects understandable but his conclusions will, inevitably, not be welcomed by everyone

Bind: paperback

Pages: 224

Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm

Publication Date: 22-05-2013

Availability Date: 15-07-2013

Tags: May 2013   Military

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