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By Al Adcock

Constructed in its place for the Douglas A-4, the A-7 Corsair II has noticeable strive against with either army and Air strength in Vietnam, Grenada and through Operation wilderness hurricane. comprises the A-7A, A-7P, A-7B, A-7C, NA-7C, TA-7C, EA-7L, YA-7H, A-7D, A-7E, A-7G, A-7H, YA-7F, and A-7K versions. Over a hundred photographs, forty aspect drawings, 2 pages of scale drawings, thirteen full-color drawings. 50 pages.

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Work on the Soviet's own original design resumed in the spring of 1948 and this weapon was first tested on 24th September 1951 (the second Soviet nuclear test). Soviet nuclear stores The prototype Tupolev 'Aircraft 88'. see two 'Super Powers', America and the USSR, in a stand-off with both capable of w e r e designed to fit inside the bomb bay of a diameter and could be carried bombers and even fighters. destroying the world at the flick of a switch. The term Cold War was actually coined in about 1947 and essentially defined all of the conditions for the confrontation - political, economical, military and ideological.

However, to most people the Cold War will be represented by, and remembered as, two massive groups (the Warsaw Pact and the Western Allies) facing each other with enough nuclear weapons to saturate the world many times over. The Soviet Union had begun the development of its o w n nuclear weapons in 1943. However, the design of the first device to be Tupolev Tu-4 and the first explosion using an atomic weapon dropped from an aircraft was made on 18th October 1951 at the Semipalatinsk range. Having lagged behind the Americans in the acquisition of atomic bombs, the Soviets took the lead in the development of the thermonuclear or hydrogen bomb and exploded the world's first hydrogen charge on 12th August 1953.

When it was completed, Andrei N Tupolev officially proposed this design as 'Aircraft 88', together with a guarantee that it would have a better all-round performance than the 11-46. Finally, on 10th June 1950 the USSR Council of Ministers issued a Decree that secured for the bureau the development and manufacture of the '88' with two AL-5 engines. 3kN) thrust AM-3s. 3kN). The first example was completed at the beginning of 1951 and bench testing began in the following spring. 7kN). Besides Tupolev's bomber, it was to be used by several other famous aircraft.

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