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Symonds, A: USAFE in the 1980s
On the frontline of the Cold War, during a decade that saw East-West tensions&;and budgets&;rise considerably, the United States Air Forces in Europe reached the peak of their power during the 1980s. Not only did USAFE expand, but it introduced a generation of advanced new types, developed to counter perceived Soviet advances and often in light of America&;s still recent, and often bitter, experiences in Vietnam. Eagles, Fighting Falcons, and Warthogs joined the ranks in increasing numbers, supplementing still considerable numbers of older stalwarts like the mighty F-111 interdictors and iconic Phantom, which lingered on in specialized reconnaissance and defense suppression roles. But it wasn&;t all fast jets; Ground Launched Cruise Missiles were introduced plus a range of support types including tankers, transports and spy planes deployed from the Stateside Commands to support USAFE. Take a step inside the day-to-day operations of the USAFE in the 1980s.
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