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 ho...

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 li...