Flying Forwards, Facing Backwards
Captivating Tales from a Nimrod and Valcan Air Electronics Operator
Imprint: Grub Street Publishing
192 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in
- July 2022
- In Stock
With detailed insight into the world of radar, electronic countermeasures, and signals intelligence, Jim highlights the role they played in warfare for numerous operations during the Cold War as well as the Falklands campaign, First Gulf War, and Bosnian War. He also recalls the peacetime role of the Nimrod and Vulcan with stories from his time on 51, 120, and 617 Squadrons. As well as focusing on his career, Jim gives his viewpoint on matters such as Operation Black Buck and the reduced war-fighting capability of the Vulcan as it neared retirement.
This fascinating book showcases the vital role that AEOs held and the importance of radar and electronic warfare in the fight against enemy forces. It is also a tribute to the much-loved Cold War icons, the Nimrod and the Vulcan. With photography throughout, mainly from the author’s personal collection, this book will appeal to Cold War enthusiasts and fans of the iconic jets of that era.