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NORAD defences tested and perfected decades ago



You may want to check out "Vulcan 607" by Roland White (about the long range bombing mission in the Falklands War). It briefly describes past glories of the Avro Vulcan bomber http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan including how it was used to test US radar and fighter defences controlled by NORAD.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vulcan-607-Rowland-White/dp/0552152293

In the 1960s, the UK tested US radar defences using the Avro Vulcan which was quite a fast, stealthy bomber.

For years it was able to penetrate US defences and successfully "bomb" NY or whatever target in the US was selected for the war games. However, by the late 1970s, it couldn't...

Further confirmation can be found in other histories of the aircraft such as:

http://www.wingweb.co.uk/aircraft/The_Avro_Vulcan.html