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USAF at 70

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Since it was formed in 1947 the United States Air Force has been involved in a myriad of missions and achieved many notable firsts. USAF at 70 - Seven Decades of the United States Air Force is a 100-page special publication marking the seventieth anniversary of one of the world's foremost air arms.

Features include:

F-82 Twin Mustangs over Korea - Warren Thompson discusses the role of the legendary night fighter and looks at the USAF's first aerial kills

Operation Baby Lift - One of the USAF's most famous humanitarian missions saw more than 10,000 babies and infants evacuated from Vietnam in a matter of days

Thunderbirds - The USAF's display team has flown a variety of jet fighters and trainers. Steve Bridgewater looks at the history of one of the world's best loved formation teams.

Flying the Aardvark - We learn what it was it like to fly the swing-wing, supersonic attack bomber from British bases during the height of the Cold War

Bear Hunting Raptors - Dr Dave Sloggett discusses the recent increase in Tu-95 Bear probing flights in the airspace around Alaska and the USAF F-22 Raptor's role in defending the frozen north.

PLUS - American Air Museum in Britain, the USAF's Heavy Lifters, Electronic Warfare in Europe, Special Ops, the history of the USAF Bomber, Operation Eagle Claw and much more. 

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