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    DescriptionNORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat is the history of the air defence of Canada during the Cold War era. The reader is taken into the Top Secret world of NORAD, the joint Canadian-American North American Air Defence network. Ride along with the aircrew in their cockpit as they ght an electronic joust in the skies. Go deep underground to the Command Centre as the Air Weapons controllers plot the air war on their radar screens. Visit the radar sites deep in the Canadian bush as they struggle to provide the radar data for an electronic air battle happening overhead. An actual NORAD exercise on 10 May 1973, called Amalgam Mute, is used as an example. This exercise tested that NORAD was honouring its motto: Deter, Detect, Destroy, and was protecting North America from aerial threat. There is an extensive explanation of the aircraft, squadrons, weapons, radar and radar sites involved. Included are two exclusive personal accounts of the first interception of a Soviet 'Bear' bomber off the coast of Canada, and the first Canadian fighter interceptor pilot to win the coveted United States Air Force 'Top Gun' award.

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    NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat
    Canada's Secret Electronic Air War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 676 g
    ISBN 13: 9781445602639
    ISBN 10: 1445602636

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWK
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KB
    DC22: 355.033071
    LC classification: UG735.C2 W55 2011B
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWK
    Edition statement
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    15 December 2013
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    Author Information
    Captain Gordon A. A. Wilson began his aviation career as an 'Airspotter', started an Aeronautical Engineering course and then, deciding to 'fly 'em rather than design 'em', he joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a pilot. He flew a tour in the 1970s with 414 Electronic Warfare 'Black Knight' Squadron, which provided target aircraft in secret missions to test the defences of North America. Subsequently, he flew thirty years for a major airline. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.