Britain’s ‘Independent’ V-Bomber Force and US Nuclear Weapons, 1957–1962

@article{Bronk2014BritainsV,
  title={Britain’s ‘Independent’ V-Bomber Force and US Nuclear Weapons, 1957–1962},
  author={J. Bronk},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={37},
  pages={974 - 997}
}
  • J. Bronk
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
This article examines a secret Anglo-American programme, Project ‘E’, which equipped the RAF’s V-bomber Force with US nuclear weapons for use in wartime. It shows Project ‘E’ was ineffective as a warhead supply programme and, furthermore, that it crippled the operational effectiveness of the V-bomber Force as a whole between 1958 and 1962. This article argues that as a result of Project ‘E’, the V-Force was neither operationally nor politically independent as a nuclear deterrent force. This… Expand
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