Book Reviews

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  • A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14

    Gary Wetzel
    Osprey Publishing
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    9781472805737 / 9781472805751
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14    Gary Wetzel’s A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 is another of Osprey Publishing’s wonderful aviation history books. These books contain high-quality photographs and clear text, often consisting of compelling narratives from pilots. In addition, one of the great features of this book […]

  • RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam

    Peter Mersky
    Osprey Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    98 pg.
    978-1-85532-782-5
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    210th Review RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam- Peter Mersky Growing up in the late ‘60s, in the jet age, I was always dazzled by the aerodynamic and streamlined beauty of jet airplanes, both commercial and military. The Vought RF-8 Crusader intrigued me, for the first thing any young boy noticed about that aircraft […]

  • RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat

    Robert R. “Boom” Powell
    Osprey Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    978-1-84176-749-9
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review- RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat – Robert R. “Boom” Powell The North American Aviation RA-5C Vigilante is the kind of airplane that deserves to be written about based just on its aesthetic properties. This is a beautiful airplane. With its cutting-edge and supersonic aerodynamics, the profile of the well-balanced and symmetrical RA-5C looks like […]

  • F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat

    Peter E. Davies & Rolando Ugolini
    Osprey Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    97 pg.
    978-1-78200-347-2
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat- Peter E. Davies The F-111 Aardvark was designed to substitute the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The General Dynamics aircraft became operational in the U.S. Air Force in July 1967. Depending on who you talk to, the F-111 was either a great airplane or something of a nuisance. From the […]

  • F9F Panther Units of the Korean War

    Warren Thompson
    Osprey Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    978-17800-350
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review F9F Panther Units of the Korean War- Warren Thompson The end of World War II saw the defeat of German national socialism and the propping up of international communism, which spread from the Soviet Union. Even though international communism had been a reality since the October Revolution of 1917, when the Bolsheviks created a […]

  • Fly Over Down Under- Australian Adventures by Single-Engine Airplane

    Michelee Morgan Cabot
    Wheatmark
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    230 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1627873015 ISBN-13: 978-1627873017
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    206th Review Fly Over Down Under- Australian Adventures by Single-Engine Airplane- Michelee Morgan Cabot Michelee Cabot made a dairy of her 4 weekly roundtrip along the whole coast of Australia together with her husband Hal flying a Cessna 172.  They started the trip with 4 single engine GA planes supervised by a very experienced pilot […]

  • U.S. Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War

    Peter Mersky
    Osprey Publishing
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    112 pg.
    978-1-84603-181-6
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    205th Review U.S. Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War- Peter Mersky It is easy for aviation enthusiasts to appreciate any or most books written about aviation history. This is because any new work that sheds attention on aviation’s yesteryear and its current development is enough to excite their curiosity. For […]

  • Douglas Propliners: Skyleaders, DC-1 to DC-7

    René J. Francillion
    Haynes Publishing
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    360 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0857331574 ISBN-13: 978-0857331571
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review Douglas Propliners: Skyleaders, DC-1 to DC-7- René J. Francillion The first airplane I ever flew on was a Douglas DC-6. My father, mother and older sister flew from communist Cuba on our way to freedom in Miami, Florida, USA on December 4, 1970. I was 6 years old. We were part of the Freedom […]

  • Albatros D.III/D.V: Aces’ Fighter (Famous Airplanes)

    Tomasz J. Kowalski, Wojciech Fajga, Vitor Costa, Damian Majsak
    Kagero
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    ISBN-10: 8365437953 ISBN-13: 978-8365437952
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review Albatros D.III/D.V: Aces’ Fighter (Famous Airplanes) This book written in 2 languages namely English and Polish is solemny and ultimately dedicated to the Albatros WW 1 fighter plane. An A4 size laminated soft cover book with a high quality paper that gives the reader a very good description of the history, development, design and […]

  • First 100 years are tough

    Martin Leeuwis (composer)
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2018
    English
    X X X X X X
    200 pg.
    9789490008208
    Review written by: René Verjans

    First 100 years are tough- Martin Leeuwis Martin Leeuwis took the 100-year mark for civil aviation and KLM in The Netherlands as an opportunity to publish this book with all kinds of  cartoons and drawings. Doing this now makes sense, for Martin used to fly himself – coming from the air force – with KLM […]