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  • Voices in Flight: RAF Night Operations

    Martin. W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    232 pg.
    9781783831944
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book contains a lot of dramatic personal stories how several crewmembers  of RAF bomber command experienced their nightly bomber missions in the early years of the WW2. There are already many stories circulating about the massive bomber formations from the RAF and USAAF that were hitting Germany by night and day bombing in the […]

  • EAGLES OVER HUSKY. THE ALLIED AIR FORCES IN THE SICILIAN CAMPAIGN, 14 MAY TO 17 AUGUST 1943

    Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
    Helion & Company Ltd
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    978-1-9122174-94-2
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Operation Husky was the title for the first joint executed British-American landing operation, at which the navy, aviation and land forces of both countries cooperated. In short: the word ‘us’ had to be replaced by ‘we’. A joint commando and cooperative army forces were then not yet that obvious. You do not become a general […]

  • Gerhard Fieseler. The man behind the Storch

    Nigel Holden
    Helion & Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    328 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1911512749 ISBN-13: 978-1911512745
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Readers that are familiar with the military aviation history know the Fieseler Storch. A famous STOL aircraft built during the second world war by Gerhard Fieseler for the German Luftwaffe with its specific silhouette and characteristics. But the name of the book ‘does not cover the load’ as we Dutch used to say. The book […]

  • EMB-312 Tucano - Brazil's turboprop success story

    João Paulo Zeitoun Moralez
    Harpia Publishing L.L.C.
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978-0-9973092-3-2

    This book describing the success story of the EMB Tucano is a joy to read and a marvelous photo book showing the Tucano in all his executions and paintings that were used by the different air forces it served. The Tucano was developed as successor of the different basic and light jet trainers in use […]

  • A-3 Skywarrior: Units of the Vietnam War

    Rick Morgan
    Osprey Publishing
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN-10: 147280564X ISBN-13: 978-1472805645
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The Vietnam War initiated the expansion and diversification of United States air power. After World War II and the Korean War, the U.S. military saw the need to create “heavy attack” bombers capable of being launched from aircraft carriers – which were becoming larger at the time. A-3 Skywarrior: Units of the Vietnam War is […]

  • Thud Pilot, A pilot’s account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam

    Victor Vizcarra
    Fonthill Media Limited
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    160 pg.
    9781781556504
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The author Victor Vizcarra flew his F-105 Thunderchief during the early days of the Vietnam war when air combat started to become more intensive. The F-105 Thunderchief  (Thud) was a fighter bomber and was the most important bomber of the USAF in the first years of the war with North Vietnam. Its primary role was to […]

  • Carrier Aviation in the 21st Century, Aircraft carriers and their units in detail

    Thomas Newdick, editor
    Harpia Publishing
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978-0-9973092-2-5
    Review written by: René Verjans

    Great brand new book this is! The 256 pages of this voluptuous book has 9 chapters with descriptions of countries that have one or more aircraft-carriers (Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States). And let we just make things simple!: most countries actually have 1 (one!), China has 2 […]

  • RAF in Camera 1970s

    Keith Wilson
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X X
    390 pg.
    9781473897960
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Goodness me! 390 pages filled with really stunning pictures! Mostly colour but also a couple of black and white ones. I was already a bit of a fan of this expanding series and now completely. It was in 1971 that I was born and that was the time that within the RAF absolutely an enormous […]

  • De Havilland Enterprises: A History

    Graham Simons
    Pen & Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    2017 pg.
    9781473861381
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Captain Geoffrey de Havilland  (1882 – 1965) has established on 25 September 1920 the company which is now bearing his name, with financial support from his friends. The life story of – later Sir Geoffrey – shows remarkable resemblance with that of his contemporary Anthony Fokker. Both looking for a profession just after the turn of […]

  • 189th Review The Royal Navy Lynx - An Operational History-

    Larry Jeram – Croft
    Pen and Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    289 pg.
    9781473862517
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    That the Royal Navy is happy with this book is proven by whom has written the foreword: HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Admiral Sir George Zambellas. Both gentlemen have also been Lynx – helicopter pilot at the Royal Navy. The author himself has 30 years of piloting experience with helicopters, i.e. on the Lynx […]