Military aviation / war

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  • The Shepherd

    Frederick Forsyth
    Hutchinson
    1976
    English
    X X X X X
    670-63969-9
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Frederick Forsyth’s The Shepherd is a novella of man’s instinct for survival. The tale may appear simple, but is actually multi-layered. The account of a pilot who flies a De Havilland Vampire DH100  and becomes lost in disorienting fog, after losing the compass and other instruments due to an electrical failure, turns out to be […]

  • Coming down in the drink

    Sean Feast
    Pen and Sword books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    190 pg.
    9781473891531
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books have been written about the second WW and especially bomber command. In this particular book we follow the training and posting at an active squadron of Bomber Command during the war of air gunner/wireless operator John Brennan. At first he was posted as crew member on a Wellington twin engine bomber in the Middle […]

  • Fighters over the fleet- Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War

    Norman Friedman
    Seaforth Publishing
    2016
    English
    X X X X X X
    460 pg.
    9781848324046
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    You have books and you have books! This is a BOOK! More than 450 pages with literally everything that concerns aviation at sea. This book from Norman Friedman tells concrete about the development of fighter planes and aircraft carriers from the English Royal Navy, the US Navy and the ‘Imperial Japanese Navy’ from the 20ies […]

  • Swiss Tiger Parallel Flight

    Peter Lewis
    Goatworks & Teammedia GmbH
    2017
    Both English and German text
    X X X X X X
    160 pg.
    978-3-9524649-1-5
    Review written by: Simon Jakubowski

    After being fortunate enough to read Peter’s last book ‘Amir’ I admit to being quite the fan of this authors work and Swiss Tiger’s arrival today only strengthened that adoration! We’ve seen teaser pictures via social media for some time now and If you liked them then the actual images in the book will blow […]

  • The Royal Naval Air Service in the First World War

    Philip Jarrett
    Pen & Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    376 pg.
    9781473828193
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The introduction of this book about the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) fills seven lines and states that this book is based on original documents regarding the operations of the RNAS in WW I. They could have added ‘and an abundance of pictures that accompanied them). The book, with nicely designed hard cover, is primarily […]

  • Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Aircraft, Warships and Missiles

    Anthony Tucker-Jones
    Pen and Sword Books
    215
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    9781473823617
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The cold war with Russia between the 1950s and 1980s has passed for many of us nearly unnoticed. Mainly in political and military circles it was a big issue and influenced the development of military weaponry substantially. This book describes what a formidable opponent Russia was. It gives the reader an overview of the armory that […]

  • Flight Craft 11: English Electric Lightning

    Martin Derry, Neil Robinson
    Pen & Sword Books
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    9781473890558
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    In the sixties the English Electric Lightning was taken into service by the RAF as interceptor as successor of the Hawker Hunter. This jet was his time far ahead. Who does not remember this flamboyant jet? The revolutionary model with two Avon jet engines placed on top of each other was the fastest operational jetfighter at […]

  • Luftwaffe Fighter Force- The View from the Cockpit

    David C. Isby
    Frontline Books
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    9781848329850
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The title of this book was so inviting that I eagerly accepted it for a book review. Even more because the picture of Adolf Galland and other German ‘Aces’ decorate the cover. What really fills this book, instead of the expected ‘cockpit stories’, are the interrogation reports which started directly after the 8th of May […]

  • Air War Normandy

    Richard Townshend Bickers
    Pen & Sword Aviation; Reprint edition
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    176 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1473837952 ISBN-13: 978-1473837959
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books have been written about the landings in Normandy also known as D-Day. This book describes specifically the battle in the air before, during and shortly after the landings in Normandy. Both parties the Allies and the Germans are telling their stories and personal experiences in this book. Per example during the preparations long […]

  • 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 […]