by David Gledhill


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Flying the Jaguar bomber in a Cold War West Germany, Nick Gleason is, perhaps, at the peak of his career but he is a loner struggling with his conscience and he begins to question the morality of his role. If war in Europe breaks out, he would be tasked to deliver a thermo-nuclear weapon to a target in the East.
Two British fighter aircraft, one a Phantom, the second a Jaguar piloted by Gleason, converge at low level over the Osnabruck Ridge on the North German Plain. One is armed with a practice nuclear bomb, the other simply conducting a routine training exercise but their flight paths are destined to cross. Events have been far from routine as the crews are drawn towards the encounter that threatens to jeopardise their very existence. Was a mid-air collision inevitable from the outset or could the, seemingly, inexorable chain of events have been broken? Was destruction predestined?
The countdown to impact is underway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541371552
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

David Gledhill joined the Royal Air Force as a Navigator in 1973. After training, he flew the F4 Phantom on squadrons in the UK and West Germany. He was one of the first aircrew to fly the F2 and F3 Air Defence Variant of the Tornado on its acceptance into service and served for many years as an instructor on the Operational Conversion Units of both the Phantom and the Tornado. He commanded the Tornado Fighter Flight in the Falkland Islands and has worked extensively with the Armed Forces of most NATO nations. He has published a number of factual books on aviation topics and novels in the Phantom Air Combat series set during the Cold War.

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