By Malcolm Fife
The Royal military additionally had its wings clipped within the Seventies with the retirement of its final huge plane service for fastened wing airplane. as an alternative the vertical take-off and touchdown Sea Harrier was once brought to the Fleet Air Arm. Helicopters now had a extra dominant function. Sea Kings and Wasps operated from approximately the entire Royal Navy’s warships.
Unlike the opposite air fingers, the military Air Corps observed its position multiplied within the Seventies. It replaced from merely supplying help to a task of an offensive nature. huge numbers of recent helicopters built in squadrons within the type of the Lynx and Gazelle that have been able to being armed. A small variety of fastened wing airplane have been additionally on strength.
The americans who first tested air bases in Britain within the moment global warfare nonetheless retained quite a few wrestle plane within the nation. Phantoms and the bigger F-111 countered a possible Russian probability while the chilly struggle was once at its height.
In this e-book, Malcolm Fife makes use of his significant number of images to demonstrate a number of the army plane varieties which may be noticeable in British skies in the course of the 1970s.
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British Military Aviation in the 1970s by Malcolm Fife