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Cold War Warriors by John Young - B-47 'Stratojets', the first modern bombers of the Strategic Air Command


Vulcan B1 XA896 seen at RAF Waddington in August 1957. This aircraft was piloted by WC AD Frank and his crew who were selected in participate in the 1957 Strategic Air Command bombing competition held in Pinecastle, Florida. Note the aircraft is not in the more familiar all-white gloss finish. XA 896 was one of the first Vulcans to be delivered to 230 OCU


English Electric P.10 hypersonic ramjet powered strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was cited for delivery to RAF Bomber Command by 1962. This is a real drawing board design dating from 1956 to ORI and was designed to operate at altitudes in excess of 70,000 feet at speeds exceeding Mach 3.

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Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

The Blackbird would actually constantly leak fuel while not in flight due to the contraction of its titanium skin. It was designed to expand as it heated up due to air friction.