Cold War, Hot Jets

August 2016

S1 Ep2 - Darker Skies

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Darker Skies - As the Iron Curtain fell across Europe, the jet plane came to epitomise how the Cold War was fought. Britain’s V bombers, armed with devastating new weapons, were able to fly faster, higher and further. The V Bomber became the platform for delivering nuclear annihilation. Programme two tells the story of how these planes came to define Britain’s military planning and we reveal the bleak role the RAF pilots would have to play in the event of Nuclear War. But with the advent of su...

S1 Ep1 - Wide Blue Yonder

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Wide Blue Yonder - With Britain emerging from the Second World War in financial crisis there was one innovation that provided hope for the future - its world class aircraft industry. We examine the British companies which pioneered the rapid development of the jet aircraft, and the heroic test pilots who risked life and limb in untried machines. We tell the story of how these men pushed the technology to its limits to sell the World an idea: the British Jet plane. (Part 1 of 2) (From the UK) (D...