Nimrod: Rise and Fall

Author:   Tony Blackman
Publisher:   Grub Street
ISBN:  

9781909166028


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 January 2012
Format:   Paperback
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Nimrod: Rise and Fall


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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, has now been 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, 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.

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Author:   Tony Blackman
Publisher:   Grub Street
Imprint:   Grub Street
Dimensions:   Width: 17.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.717kg
ISBN:  

9781909166028


ISBN 10:   1909166022
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 January 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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.. covers every facet of Nimrod's history, its weapons systems, developments and its tragic accidents... Tony Blackman writes in an approachable way, making the technical jargon easy to understand... stunning book --Airfix Model World


..covers every facet of Nimrod's history, its weapons systems, developments and its tragic accidents... Tony Blackman writes in an approachable way, making the technical jargon easy to understand... stunning book --Airfix Model World


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Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an avionics specialist and then on the Board of UK Civil Aviation Authority as the Technical Member.

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