Military Marvels

In the heady postwar years of the 1950s and 60s, British flying was at its zenith and its aircraft industry flourished in a dazzling display of ingenuity and design brilliance. Having invented the jet engine, Britain was now set to lead the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers. The daring test pilots who flew them were as well known as the football stars of today, while their futuristic-looking aircraft, including the Meteor, Canberra, Valiant, Vulcan and the English Electric Lightning, were the military marvels of the age.

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1 hour

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Last on

Wed 1 Mar 2017 20:00


Role Contributor
NarratorBarbara Flynn
Executive ProducerWilliam Lyons
ProducerJames Millar
DirectorJames Millar