Free eBook The Penetrators download

by Anthony Gray

Free eBook The Penetrators download ISBN: 0722140762
Author: Anthony Gray
Publisher: Sphere (August 23, 1979)
Language: English
Pages: 288
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Size MP3: 1749 mb
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Rating: 4.7
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The Penetrators book. Supposedly Anthony Gray was a pseudonym for a much better known writer.

The Penetrators book. The book is kind of a fail-safe type, about the dangers and potentialities of nuclear war. I remember it as being pretty readable but I don't remember much in the way of details.

The Penetrators Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1988. This novel is written under the name of Anthony Gray in late 60's. In this time USAF concentrated its effort and resources to the missiles and. by Hank Searls (Author). getting to abundon its super sonic manned bombers. A RAF general worried about this and planned the mock attack with its Valcan. bomber to demonstrate the possibility to penetrate US deffence. 2 people found this helpful.

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His novels included The Crowded Sky (1960), which was adapted as a film with Dana Andrews and Rhonda Fleming, The Penetrators (1965, writing as Anthony Gray), and The Pilgrim Project (1964), which was adapted as the 1968 film Countdown. Replete with quotes from Curtis LeMay, Robert S McNamara and other key figures of the Cold War era, The Penetrators foreshadowed the kind of richly detailed, political-military thriller which later became the trademark of Tom Clancy. The book also strongly argued the case for the US's manned long-range bomber force, which was then in danger of being phased out in favour of ICBMs.

Anthony or Tony Gray may refer to: Tony Gray (cricketer) (born 1963), West Indian cricketer. Tony Gray (comics), comics artist and writer. Tony Gray (radio), Chicago radio programming consultant. Tony Gray (rugby coach) (born 1942), former Wales rugby union player and coach. Tony Gray (1927 – 2014), a member of the comedy troupe The Alberts. Anthony Gray, a character in The Wire. Anthony Grey (disambiguation). Tony Grey (disambiguation).

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The Penetrators is the poor man's Fail-Safe. It is an easy breezy read. It theme is not accidental war, but should we convert to a solely automated defense/offense system: of having ICBMs completely replace the manned bomber fleet. However, that would seem to conflict with the traditional TRIAD American system, of land-based missiles, a bomber force at home and overseas, and submarine launched missiles. This system drove the Russians crazy, and forced them to spend money they did not have. Anthony Gray is the pen name of Hank Searls, the liner notes makes it sound that for some profound reason he had to use other name, but I don't see why. What was the Air Force going to do? Stamp his Social Security Card "No Desert?" The book gives a good idea of just how sophisticated the America defense complex was in the pre-historic days of 1964; possibly is a taste of the heavy technology we see in Tom Clancy's novels.
A astonishly good novel about 1960's RAF Vulcan crews attempting to make the case for continuing the use of the manned bomber by secretly penetrating Americas airspace to show how the bomber can still get through even in the age of missles. When this book was written there was a quite serious debate about using only ICBM's as both the USA's and Great Britains only retalatory nuclear strike option as the manned bomber was considered obsolete. A good read with good character development and great detail of USAF Air Defense and RAF Vulcan bomber operations of the period. While the debate historically resulted in the decision advocated in this novel to keep both bombers and missles as nuclear deterrents it shows how close we came to limiting our options in the cold war. It seems that the motto "the manned bomber can be recalled before it delivers it's weapon" has turned out to be a sound one. Good thing for the world that cooler heads prevailed on this subject during that perilous era!
"The Penetrators" deals with events occurring in (and also appears to have been written during) the early 1960's. As the superpowers have achieved practically working ICBM's, the era of the manned bomber appears to be over. A british officer vehemently protests against the conventional wisdom which has lead to the gradual replacement of manned bombers with silo-stored missiles. Though his concerns are specific to the west, his worries are actually of import to the rest of the world: replacing manned aircraft with missiles leaves the west with only a single avenue of attack in case of soviet agression - a volley of missiles that can onlhy be launched once, and can never be recalled. With western air forces on the verge of losing their manned bombers (The US had by then cancelled the Valkyrie; the RAF had no replacement for its Vulcan bombers), RAF officers hit on an outrageous plan to shock American war planners out of their torpor.
Not an especially deep work of narrative fiction, "The Penetrators" is still a noteworthy peice of cold-war frisson, quite dated, but enjoyably so. (The manned-bomber v. missiles argument began to fade away by Vietnam, as more localized conflicts made the use of ICBM's irrelevant; the focus shifted to more sophisticated delivery systems for conventional weaponry.) Also, there are no villains. It's actually interesting to have a technothriller w/o the shifty-eyed bad-guys who typically infest such books. Instead, we have credible people with different ideas of what's best for America - even if they're compulsion to be well-meaning requires that they push the US to the point of WWIII.
I read this book in High School in 68 or 69. I don't remember which. It was a very interesting premise and I enjoyed it immensely.