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alan L05 Jan 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

After recently watching this film yet again, it struck me that the Target for Tonight rules for WWII Lancaster bombing raids could perhaps be adapted for going nuclear combat toe to toe with the Rookies.

Any thoughts on a good reading list to inspire a conversion?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 5:19 p.m. PST

You could.

See my posting on FB.

I plan on using AirWar:C21 rules, instead, with home-brew scenarios for various time periods.

Need someone to produce some Bomarc and Nike missiles in 1/600th scale.

Would also appreciate some 1/600th HAWKs too, for tactical battles.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 5:31 p.m. PST



Operation Chrome Dome


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 5:37 p.m. PST
Allen5705 Jan 2019 8:27 p.m. PST

Sad that people don't read the question advanced by the thread author. "Any thoughts on a good reading list to inspire a conversion". The book which is the basis for the movie is Red Menace.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 8:30 p.m. PST

He's also asked various questions on other threads, Allen, so don't be so condescending to those trying to assist.

Lion in the Stars05 Jan 2019 9:39 p.m. PST

Add Dale Brown's 'Flight of the Old Dog' to the list. Crazy ops with a B52!

And you cannot forget 'Fail Safe.'

alan L06 Jan 2019 3:34 a.m. PST

Many thanks to all.

khanscom06 Jan 2019 8:29 p.m. PST

"The Penetrators" by (I think) Anthony Gray (a pseudonym IIRC). UK air command decides to demonstrate the continuing effectiveness of manned bombers by "attacking" the US with a Vulcan. Snafus lead to a Failsafe- like scenario; written during the 60s when ICBM advocates were threatening to replace manned aircraft in the strategic role.

Old Wolfman07 Jan 2019 8:22 a.m. PST

Actually ,the source book title was "Red Alert",Allen. And I smiled when George C. Scott delivered his "I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed…"speech.

Legion 408 Jan 2019 9:17 a.m. PST

Love Scott as USAF Gen in that movie !!!!! evil grin

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