Military aviation / war

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  • 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 […]

  • Blue Diamonds

    Michael Napier
    Pen and Sword Bookds
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781473823273
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The author has conscientious collected in this book all weapon facts from the 14th squadron of the RAF in the 1945-2015 period. Who else can do this better than Michael Napier, who himself has served a long time at this squadron and has written a beautiful book about that time (Tornado above Tigris). This book […]

  • The Pilot, Fighter Planes and Paris

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    214 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0692392068 ISBN-13: 978-0692392065
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Three storylines converge in this book: flying fighter planes, interesting women and Paris. The Pilot travels, nameless, through time as a fighter pilot from the Sopwith Camel up to the Starfighter F 104, which brings him wide and far over the globe. He experiences in each of these periods, which embrace more than one human […]

  • SUKHOI Su-15- The Boeing Killer

    Yefim Gordon
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    978 1473823907
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This is one of the many photo books published by Pen & Sword Books in A4 size with 96 pages filled with an overview of the history of this Russian warplane with more then 170  black and white and colour photos of the Su-15. The authors describe within the smallest details the development and the operational live […]