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Cold War, Hot Jets

Synopsis
Britain emerged from the Second World War in financial crisis, but one technological innovation provided hope for the future: a world-leading jet aviation industry. During the Cold War, the jet engine became a lucrative export and a powerful piece of military hardware. The programme considers financially driven decisions to sell the technology to Russia, despite American protests and how this decision back-fired in the Korean War. Able to fly faster, higher and further than ever before, and armed with a devastating new weapon, Britain’s V Force became the platform for delivering nuclear armageddon.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Engineering; History
Keywords
Cold War; history of aviation; history of technology; jet aircraft; jet engines; Korean War; nuclear weapons; Soviet Union

Credits

Director
Simon Winchcombe
Producer
Simon Winchcombe
Contributor
James Holland

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£34.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
100 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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