Air Power in the Last Decade of the Cold War

The unimaginable prospect of nuclear annihilation came close to stark reality several times during the Cold War. By the 1980s the air forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact were at their numerical peak, more lethal than ever and poised for action. Former Tornado GR1 pilot Michael Napier assesses the military aviation build-up in the last decade of the stand-off

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