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  • The Collectors. US and British Cold War Aerial Intelligence Gathering

    Kevin Wright
    2019
    Helion and Company
    X X X X X
    328 pg.
    9781912390809
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Since the invention of the air balloon and the first flight with the heavier then air plane collecting information from the air was practised  and certainly in case of a military conflict. However since the second world war gathering of information using aeroplanes was tilted to a higher level with special photo and reconnaissance flights. After the […]

  • South Pacific Air War Volume 2 The Struggle for Moresby March - April 1942

    Michael John Claringbould, Peter Ingman
    Avonmore Books; first edition
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    232 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0994588976 ISBN-13: 978-0994588975
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    So, a very beautiful book this! It tells about a bit of war history which we know little about in the Western world (to my opinion). Nevertheless, it is my first book about being in war in those areas. Publisher Avonmore Books has with this second book from Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman about the […]

  • 1973: THE FIRST NUCLEAR WAR. CRUCIAL AIR BATTLES OF THE OCTOBER 1973 ARAB-ISRAELI WAR

    Tom Cooper & Abdallah Emran
    Helion & Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    80 pg.
    9781911628712
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    In 1973 I was 2 years old and that is exactly the reason why I didn’t know about this ‘war’. And then it is very nice that this book of Helion & Company crosses my path to change that! It is a book from the ‘Middle East & War-series’ of which Tom Cooper has written […]

  • Flight Craft 18; British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft The golden years 1945-1945

    Malcolm Lowe
    Pen and Sword books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    72 pg.
    9781526746719
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Sometimes I am jealous of the British! (and sometimes also not, by the way!) But now I am, when reading this beautiful colourful book; what an aviation history has been created in a couple of decennia! And here we are just talking about the 1945-1975 years that are described in this book. Malcolm V Lowe […]

  • Thunderbolts Triumphant- The 362nd Fighter Group vs Germany's Wehrmacht

    Chris Bucholtz
    Casemate Publishers
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    220 pg.
    9781612006734
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Chris is of the age of the grandsons/-doughters of the men who flew the Thunderbolt over wartime Europa, but lucky enough to have had the opportunity to interview about twenty of the survivors of the 362nd. He also got in contact with the Arbeitsgruppe Vermissten- forschung from postwar Germany what explains the mentioning of many […]

  • The Handley Page Victor - Tales from a Crew Chief - 40 Years of Life with the Victor

    Roger Brooks ARAeS
    Pen And Sword Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    128 pg.
    9781526732576
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • COMMANDING FAR EASTERN SKIES: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR SUPERIORITY CAMPAIGN IN INDIA, BURMA AND MALAYA 1941–1945

    Peter Preston-Hough
    Helion and Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1910294446 ISBN-13: 978-1910294444
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The RAF-campaign for air supremacy above the border between India and Burma and unrolling eastward after that, is the topic of this study. Across the Indian border this succeeded, from September 1943 onwards, after the deploy of Spitfires The eastward –above Burma and later Malakka- unrolling only had chance after the US Army Air Force […]

  • How Airliners Fly: A Passenger’s Guide

    Julien Evans
    Airlife
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    128 pg.
    978-1-78500-485-8
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    How Airliners Fly: A Passengers Guide is a book written by a retired airline pilot who flew the Boeing 737, 757 and 767 for over 36 years. In addition, he was an instructor on these types of airplanes. Mr. Julien Evans has also published over eight books. How Airliners Fly is a superb example of […]

  • Check Six! A Thunderbolt Pilot's War Across the Pacific

    Jim Curran, Terrence Popravak
    Casemate Publishers
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    9781612002996
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    James Curran flew the P-47 Thunderbolt also nicknamed the Jug in the Pacific theatre. In 293 pages he documented his personal experiences as pilot of this famous and feared fighter bomber that played an important role in the air war over the Pacific. There was no heroic and luxury existence for those pilots. The living […]

  • AFRICA@WAR 33: SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA VOLUME 1. AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1945-1975

    Tom Cooper & Albert Grandolini
    Helion and Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    72 pg.
    9781912390359
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The title of this book(let) doesn’t cover the content: in a very clarifying manner the geopolitical developments in the western part of the Sahara are stated, from the pre-historical time! At the end of the 15th century begins ‘our’’ Western interference with this area. Ending in the colonisation by Spain and France from 1830 onwards. […]