Aviation history

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  • Douglas Propliners: Skyleaders, DC-1 to DC-7

    René J. Francillion
    Haynes Publishing
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    360 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0857331574 ISBN-13: 978-0857331571
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review Douglas Propliners: Skyleaders, DC-1 to DC-7- René J. Francillion The first airplane I ever flew on was a Douglas DC-6. My father, mother and older sister flew from communist Cuba on our way to freedom in Miami, Florida, USA on December 4, 1970. I was 6 years old. We were part of the Freedom […]

  • Albatros D.III/D.V: Aces’ Fighter (Famous Airplanes)

    Tomasz J. Kowalski, Wojciech Fajga, Vitor Costa, Damian Majsak
    Kagero
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    ISBN-10: 8365437953 ISBN-13: 978-8365437952
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review Albatros D.III/D.V: Aces’ Fighter (Famous Airplanes) This book written in 2 languages namely English and Polish is solemny and ultimately dedicated to the Albatros WW 1 fighter plane. An A4 size laminated soft cover book with a high quality paper that gives the reader a very good description of the history, development, design and […]

  • First 100 years are tough

    Martin Leeuwis (composer)
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2018
    English
    X X X X X X
    200 pg.
    9789490008208
    Review written by: René Verjans

    First 100 years are tough- Martin Leeuwis Martin Leeuwis took the 100-year mark for civil aviation and KLM in The Netherlands as an opportunity to publish this book with all kinds of  cartoons and drawings. Doing this now makes sense, for Martin used to fly himself – coming from the air force – with KLM […]

  • The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

    Dan Hampton
    William Morrow
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    336 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0062464396 ISBN-13: 978-0062464392
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The twentieth century opened with the courageous exploits of the visionary Wright brothers. This marked the beginning of aviation history, which is dotted with a vast number of aviators and explorers. Granted, explorers come in many forms. Along with Shackleton, Byrd, Hillary and the Apollo astronauts, Charles Lindbergh is one of the great explorers of […]

  • Gerhard Fieseler. The man behind the Storch

    Nigel Holden
    Helion & Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    328 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1911512749 ISBN-13: 978-1911512745
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Readers that are familiar with the military aviation history know the Fieseler Storch. A famous STOL aircraft built during the second world war by Gerhard Fieseler for the German Luftwaffe with its specific silhouette and characteristics. But the name of the book ‘does not cover the load’ as we Dutch used to say. The book […]

  • A-3 Skywarrior: Units of the Vietnam War

    Rick Morgan
    Osprey Publishing
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN-10: 147280564X ISBN-13: 978-1472805645
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The Vietnam War initiated the expansion and diversification of United States air power. After World War II and the Korean War, the U.S. military saw the need to create “heavy attack” bombers capable of being launched from aircraft carriers – which were becoming larger at the time. A-3 Skywarrior: Units of the Vietnam War is […]

  • RAF in Camera 1970s

    Keith Wilson
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X X
    390 pg.
    9781473897960
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Goodness me! 390 pages filled with really stunning pictures! Mostly colour but also a couple of black and white ones. I was already a bit of a fan of this expanding series and now completely. It was in 1971 that I was born and that was the time that within the RAF absolutely an enormous […]

  • De Havilland Enterprises: A History

    Graham Simons
    Pen & Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    2017 pg.
    9781473861381
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Captain Geoffrey de Havilland  (1882 – 1965) has established on 25 September 1920 the company which is now bearing his name, with financial support from his friends. The life story of – later Sir Geoffrey – shows remarkable resemblance with that of his contemporary Anthony Fokker. Both looking for a profession just after the turn of […]

  • 189th Review The Royal Navy Lynx - An Operational History-

    Larry Jeram – Croft
    Pen and Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    289 pg.
    9781473862517
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    That the Royal Navy is happy with this book is proven by whom has written the foreword: HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Admiral Sir George Zambellas. Both gentlemen have also been Lynx – helicopter pilot at the Royal Navy. The author himself has 30 years of piloting experience with helicopters, i.e. on the Lynx […]

  • The AVRO Type 698 VULCAN: Design and Development

    David W. Fildes
    Pen & Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    487 pg.
    978 1 47388 667 4
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books are written about the history of the big 3 V-Bombers of the RAF  namely the Handley Page Victor, Vickers Valiant and the Avro Vulcan. But the most iconic of the three is the Avro Vulcan because of its appearance and flight characteristics. 95 Planes were built in different executions and served with the […]