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  • COBRA! THE Attack helicopter

    Mike Vernier
    Pen & Sword Books
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    248 pg.
    9781781593387
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The book tells about the genesis of the first attack helicopter. This was born out of necessity. Vietnam became soon too dangerous for unprotected helicopters of the Air Cavalry. What becomes apparent in this book, is that from the early beginning of WO II and the by everyone known M.A.S.H. helicopter for transport of the […]

  • Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold War

    Yefim Gordon
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1781592853
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    This large book gave me for the first time insight information about the Soviet’s involvement in and around Israel during the period of just after the 6-day war (initiative Israel) and the Yom Kippur war (initiative Egypt and Syria). Surprisingly detailed the operational dedication of the MIG-25R (reconnaissance) under real war circumstances is explained, even […]

  • Above the Labyrinth

    Michael Yeager
    Michael H. Yeager
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    157 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This 26 chapter counting book describes the experiences of a young aviator, who wants to make his carrier in the large aviation. His father owns a charter company and FBO for planes which makes that because of this he could already obtain his aviation license in a cheap way. After having gained his license he […]

  • Trailblazer in Flight- Britain's First Female Jet Airline Captain

    Yvonne Pope Sintes
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    1783462671
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This English book tells in 186 pages the story of Yvonne Pope Sintes, who became in England the first woman captain on a commercial passenger airplane. In that time – we are talking about the 50’s- it was very unusual to employ a woman in a function in the by men dominated aviation. The bigger […]

  • Aces of the Reich

    Mike Spick
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    9781848327221
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Take the book in your hands, which, by the way, is provided with a beautiful cover and then, with the book in your mind, go back to the 30’s, were it all began with the development of the German Luftwaffe. Because of the treaty of Versailles the Germans were after WO I tied with hands […]

  • Legacy of the Lancasters

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978 1 78303 007 1
    Review written by: Nico Mulder

    The delicious cover of the book – the front sight of a hit Lancaster above one of the German dams, with the engine on fire – did smile to me, but i did let the book lie for a while. I thought it was another one of those impermeable books with the developments of the […]

  • Darwin Spitfires

    Anthony Cooper
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    516 pg.
    9781783461882
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many stories go around about the heroic air battles during World War II, but in this beautiful bounded book, that exist of 516 pages with a lot of great black and white pictures, specifically the air-war of the period 1941-1944 in the north-western part of Australian is described. And how! It describes every air battle […]

  • Recollections of the Great War In The Air

    James McConnel
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    9781781592441
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    A hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War the market is being flooded with re-editions of books. Books appear and reappear, based on old letters and diaries, on par with newspaper articles and several broadcastings on the same subject. Comparing ‘One bridge to far’ to what happened back then is beyond imagination. If […]

  • Hawker VC The first RFC ACE

    Tyrrel M. Hawker MC
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    247 pg.
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Ace of the Black Cross - The Memoirs of Ernst Udet

    Ernst Udet
    2013
    English, German
    X X X X X
    202 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is about Ernst Udet, a German ace from the Great War. It is the English transcription of the original “Mein Fliegerleben”. Ernst Udet, a top-ace from the German Luftwaffe was born in 1896. Between 1914-1918 he was accounted for 62 victories in air battles while only 19 years old in 1915. That same […]