Название: Fighter Interceptors. America's Cold War Defender
Автор: Rene J. Fransillon, Peter B. Lewis, Jim Dunn
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
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In 1945, immediately after VJ Day, the Army Air Force deactivated the last early warning radar stations in the US, and the nine-month old Continental Air Force were quickly brought to a virtually dormant status. Thus, upon being activated on 27 March 1946 to organize and administer the integrated air defense system of the Continental US... exercise direct control of all active measures, and coordinate all passive means of air defense, the AAF Air Defense Command had little to administer, exercise, or coordinate and was without teeth. It assumed control of the 414th Night Fighter Squadron, a purely paper organization, and the 425th NFS, manned by one officer and two enlisted men. The Cold War, in particular the Soviet blockade of Berlin in June 1940, and the explosion in the Soviet Union of a nuclear device in August 1949, and a thermonulear device four years later, quickly changed all that.