Reviews in Dutch

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  • 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 […]

  • MODERN CHINESE WARPLANES, Chinese Naval Aviation- Aircraft and Units

    Andreas Rupprecht
    Harpia Publishing L.L.C.
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    978-0-9973092-5-6
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    As we know from Hapia Publishing, this has also become a splendid publication. This book focusses on the state of being of the Chinese Naval army forces and her accompanying aircrafts in the year 2018. The 96 pages counting book has a logical structure that starts with a short bit of history and future, used […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Verhaaltjes, het houdt nooit op- Jan Algera

    Jan Algera
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2017
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    208 pg.
    ISBN 978 94 90008 192
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Unfortunately only in Dutch until now!

  • African MiGs Volume 1 and 2

    Tom Cooper and Peter Weinert, with Fabian Hinz and Mark Lepko
    Harpia Publishing L.L.C.
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978-0-9825539-8-5
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Special books they are these 2 volumes about a large group of countries in the continent Africa and then especially in –what the writers call- the ‘Sub-Sahara’. Not that I normally am so interested in the air forces of African counties, but I was simply curious about these air forces of which you seldom hear, because […]

  • Twin Cessna The Cessna 300 and 400 series of Light Twins

    Ron Smith
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    127 pg.
    9780764352263
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    In the past when I was young…30 years ago..or so.. the air was still congested with planes. At least in the Netherlands! Anyway, that is my experience. If it weren’t jets, then it was a Boeing E3A Centry and if it wasn’t a Boeing, than you would hear the unmistakable sound of a 2 engine […]