Cold War, Hot Jets
War · Documentary
A series that shows how conventional warfare advanced after the atomic bomb of World War II ushered in the next generation of deadly war machines.
S01:E01 - Part 1
Britain emerged from the Second World War in the 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, but selling to the wrong buyer could alter the balance of power.
S01:E02 - Part 2
As an 'Iron Curtain' fell across Europe, the jet bomber came to define how the Cold War was fought. 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.