Military aviation / war

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  • AMIR Mirage IIIRS

    Reto Seipel and Peter Lewis
    buag Grafisches Unternehmen AG
    2004
    German
    X X X X X
    210 pg.
    3-85545-866-9
    Review written by: Simon Jakubowski

    One of the things I love about this group is finding out about books and authors I’ve previously either not heard of or know little about. This work by  Peter Lewis is something I knew nothing about and I’m totally ashamed to admit that, I’ve seen Peters aviation shots before on select Facebook groups but […]

  • Tornado F3 in Focus: A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Last Interceptor

    David Gledhill
    Fonthill Media
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    288 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1781553076 ISBN-13: 978-1781553077
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The author David Gledhill has already written a number of aircraft books amongst them “The Phantom in Focus” that recently was reviewed by my colleague René Verjans. This book describes the operational career of David Gledhill in the RAF as a navigator( wso) on the Tornado F-3. The Tornado was contentious and in the beginning […]

  • The Panavia Tornado: A Photographic Tribute

    Michael Leek
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    245 pg.
    9781781592977
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This photobook with in total 245 pages contains 229 pages with photographs of the historical backbone of the RAF that entered service in 1981 and at this very moment is still flying in one remaining squadron, namely the Panavia Tornado. The Tornado was also operated in different executions by the German, Italian and Saudi Arabic […]

  • Average A Training Diary

    Trevor Edwards
    EDD Industries
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    190 pg.
    978-0-9932785-0-1
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    After an intensive pilot training of 3 years in the RAF the author is stationed as a fighter pilot in an operational squadron. About this training period and the first year with the 54th squadron of the RAF as a fighter pilot on the Sepecat Jaguar the author wrote a diary with the most important […]

  • Wings: Typhoon

    Tom Palmer and illustrated by David Shephard
    Barrington Stoke
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    105 pg.
    978-1-78112-537-3

    My daughter had books to read from school, so I made time to read this children book myself…. Two sisters, Maddie and Jess, play soccer on the last day of a summer soccer camp. Jess can easily shoot at goal but is totally distracted by an after burner of a Typhoon from the base nearby […]

  • Defector (Phantom Air Combat Book 1)

    David Gledhill
    DeeGee Media
    213
    English
    X X X X X
    345 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The story in this book is happening during the Cold War in the eighties when low flying Phantoms of the RAF were cruising the West German airspace. It is an aviation thriller in which a Phantom crew and a defected Sovjet test pilot fill up the leading role. Most aviation books I read are nonfiction […]

  • Wings: FLYBOY

    Tom Palmer
    Barrington Stoke
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    88 pg.
    978-1-78112-535-9

    A book for children (8-18 yrs); of course you will let that one be read and reviewed by your daughter! ‘Funny’, ‘different’ and ‘unexpected’ my daughter called this book. It is namely not a story that you will read every day. It is a book for children and adolescents, but of course can also be […]

  • War for the Hell of it- A Fighter Pilot’s View of Vietnam

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    216
    English
    X X X X X
    272 pg.
    ASIN: B01A7GI1IY
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Ed Cobleigh (Fast Eddie) served 2 tours in Vietnam as a fighter pilot flying the   F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber. He logged in total 375 combat missions over Vietnam and Cambodja and told his personal experiences in this book by a series of short stories. He served in the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron “Satan’s Angels”. All the facts […]

  • From Sapper to Spitfire Spy

    David Greville-Heygate, Sally-Anne Greville-Heygate
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    294 pg.
    9781473843882
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The name of the author does already gives the suspicion that this again would be a sort of ‘daddy adoration book’. And yes, indeed it is, and she doesn’t hide it! Dad was not much of a talker, but he has precisely documented how it went with him during WW II (diary, journal, letters to […]

  • Dowding's Eagles

    Norman Franks
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    272 pg.
    9781473844209
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Amongst the twenty-five BoB veterans you will find, next to representatives of the whole Commonwealth, also a Polish, a Czech and a Belgian man, but no Dutch man. These I have also not been able to find on the BoB memorial plate in St. Pauls Cathedral, during a recent visit. I must admit that due […]