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Cold War Warriors : Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion Operations 1968-1991 / Ian Pearson.

Cold War Warriors : Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion Operations 1968-1991 / Ian Pearson.
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ISBN 9781922488329
1922488321
Author Pearson, Ian (author)
Title Cold War Warriors : Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion Operations 1968-1991 / Ian Pearson.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Newport, NSW : Big Sky Publishing, [2021]
Description 438 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 29 cm.
Summary Cold War Warriors tells the little-known story of the operations by the Royal Australian Air Force's P-3 Orions during the latter years of the Cold War. The aircraft's largely low-profile missions, usually flown far from their base, were often shrouded by confidentiality. Now, access to declassified documents has allowed this story to be told. From the lead-up to their delivery in 1968, to the end of the Cold War in 1991; from the intrigues associated with the procurement of the aircraft and subsequent upgrades, to perilous moments experienced by the aircraft and their crews while conducting operations; and from triumphs to tragedies; Cold War Warriors documents the P-3's service in the RAAF in the context of the unfolding domestic and international events that shaped the aircraft's evolving missions. As well as being a story of the RAAF Orions and their growing capabilities, Cold War Warriors is also the story of the crews who flew the aircraft. Using their words, Cold War Warriors faithfully describes a number of incidents, both on the ground, and in the air, to provide a sense of the enormous breadth of service the P-3 Orion has provided to the Royal Australian Air Force, to Australia and to our allies.
Subjects Australia. -- Royal Australian Air Force
Orion (Patrol aircraft) -- History
Orion (Reconnaissance aircraft)
Cold War -- History
Military missions
Military history
History
Call number 2021.271
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A00946970 2021.271
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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