This book covers, across eight individual chapters, the part played by the earliest V-bombers - the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant - and fighter bombers in the Nuclear Age. It consolidates a range of first-hand accounts and snippets from pilot testimony, combined with the author's well-researched historical narrative, to create a rounded sense of events as they played out during this dynamic period of aviation history. It explores the era of the 1980s right up to the present-day, illustrating how things have developed and evolved over recent years in this sphere.
Martin Bowman is one of Britain's best-known Second World War aviation historians and authors. His previous books have included works such as Legend of the Lancaster, Confounding the Reich, Duxford and the Big Wings, Clash of Eagles, Mosquito: Menacing the Reich and numerous titles in the exhaustive Air War series providing extensive coverage of operations carried out on D-Day and during the Market-Garden offensive at Arnhem. He lives in Norwich.