NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat is the history of the Canadian air defence of North America during the Cold War. Author Gordon Wilson takes readers inside the top-secret world of the Air Weapons Controllers Underground Complex and the fighter interceptor cockpit as a crew attempts to destroy an attacking pseudo-Soviet bomber force during a military exercise.160;
The book features an extensive review of the radar systems, aircraft, weapons, and command centres involved in the Amalgam Mute Exercise of May 10, 1973. Wilson has compiled a number of personal accounts to give readers insight into how NORAD's systems were tested to ensure that North America was kept safe from aerial invasion.160;
Included in NORAD is the first intercept of a Soviet Bear bomber off the coast of Canada in 1968 and the story of the pilot of the first Canadian crew to win the coveted United States Air Force NORAD Top Gun Award in 1972.
United States / 21st Century, Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Military / Aviation