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‘Sale of the Century’

Ross Mahoney and Emmett Sullivan discuss whether Polaris was Britain’s best option in 1962.

‘Sale of the Century’

In this video we consider the following statement and questions:

  1. Blue Streak would have been Britain’s alternative to Thor; but it was cancelled in 1960 in favour of Skybolt.
  2. Blue Steel operated 1963-70, and would have delivered a 1MT warhead. Was it purely a stopgap measure?
  3. Ultimately, was it the adoption of Polaris which saw resources being diverted to the Royal Navy over a new generation of RAF bombers?

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