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THE FIRST CRISIS OF BRITISH NUCLEAR FORCES (STRATEGIC AVIATION) AND “NASSAU PACT”

A. Pospіelov
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Description: In the article military-technical reasons of signing of the English-American agreement are examined in Nassau from December, 21, 1962. Battle possibilities of the British V-bombers are analysed and general crisis of the RAF strategic aviation by the end of 1962. Drawn conclusion about conformity to law and practical readiness of Great Britain in relation to the sharp changing of composition of national strategic nuclear forces on the eve of signing of «Nassau pact».


Keywords: strategic nuclear forces, V-bombers, “Nassau pact”, missile nuclear submarines

Reference:
 Pospielov, A.S. (2017), “Persha kryza brytanskykh yadernykh syl (stratehichnoi aviatsii) ta «Pakt Nassau»” [The first crisis of british nuclear forces (strategic aviation) and “Nassau pact”], Science and Technology of the Air Force of Ukraine, No. 3(28), pp. 108-120. https://doi.org/10.30748/nitps.2017.28.14.