Military aviation / war

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  • Chickenhawk

    Robert Mason
    Penguin Books
    1984
    English
    X X X X X X
    399 pg.
    0-552-12419-2

    We are transported back in time to the mid-sixties. For a twenty-year period between 1955 and 1975 war raged in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The plot revolves around the fact that a number of countries, including the US, considered that the communists were becoming far too powerful in the region and that something had to […]

  • 6th june 1944 Overlord

    Serge Saint-Michel, Mister Kit, ea
    Orep
    2010
    English, French, Dutch
    X X X X X
    82 pg.
    978-2-8151-0041-0

    There is a magnificent Hawker Typhoon on the cover of this particular comic strip, and that’s why I bought it. The book is an instructive one due to its many beautiful drawings coupled with the stories in the speech balloons. Operation Overlord is the complex campaign that heralded the liberation of Europe and eventually led […]

  • Heldere hemel

    Tom Lanoye
    Prometheus
    2012
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    978-90-596-5149-4

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Tornado down

    John Peters & John Nichol
    Penguin Books Ltd
    1992
    English
    X X X X X
    281 pg.
    978-0-140-27081-5

    It’s been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Storm took place in Kuwait and Iraq under the leadership of General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Iraq invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and I remember that in the morning of the first air attacks I watched TV and saw Tornadoes take off as part of much […]

  • Biggles Recounts 1: The Falklands War

    Daniel Chauvin
    1997
    Dutch, English
    X X X X X
    48 pg.
    90-75388-52-7

    Biggles is the nickname of Captain James Bigglesworth. He was created by the pen of British author William Earl Johns, who was both an aviator and a writer. Biggles proved to be very popular and Johns wrote over 100 Biggles books during the course of his life. His first Biggles book was published in 1932, […]

  • Naast de landingsbaan

    Rob Dragt
    Penn Communicatie
    2009
    Dutch, English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    978-90-77948-40-8

    If you love pictures and heavy vehicles you need to ‘read’ this book! Rob Dragt has a fascination for heavy mobile equipment. Earlier he wrote books on special transportation & salvage vehicles. In this book he puts the focus on this type of equipment used to transport ‘written-off-aircraft’ and there is also focus on heavy […]

  • E.L.T.A. The first aviation exhibition Amsterdam 1919

    Rob Mulder
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    234 pg.
    978-82-997371-1-1

    Ever heard of this exhibition?! I had not! …. What you will first notice about this book is that it is relatively large. It is printed in A4 size and of excellent quality. When I opened it for the first time I noticed that it was written in a very detail oriented manner and that […]

  • De snelste mens ter wereld

    Bart Vandamme
    Uitgeverij Aspekt B.V.
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    978-90-5911-860-7

    A very nice book this time by Bart Vandamme from Belgium. For him it all started in October 2001, when he was invited to the annual “Gathering of Eagles” in the city of Lancaster (near Edwards AFB) in California. I never get invited for such gatherings! There he met people like Chuck Yeager, Bill Dana […]

  • Topgun days

    Dave 'Bio' Baranek
    Skyhorse Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    978-1-61608-005-1

    Topgun! Everyone knows Topgun as the movie Topgun from 1986 with Tom Cruise and his lovely lady. And most of the time that’s it! Topgun is the flashy name for the American Navy Fighter Weapons School, which was founded as navy pilots performed relatively poor in the Vietnam War in comparison to other wars. Nowadays, […]

  • Spitfire on my tail - a view from the other side

    Ulrich Steinhilper & Peter Osborne
    Independent Books
    English
    X X X X X X
    9781872836003

    It is again the second world war, which yields a very good book. This time it’s a book by a German Messerschmitt 109-pilot who was shot down on October 27, 1940 by a Spitfire over the south east of the United Kingdom. The Battle of Britain was in full swing and not long after that […]