Recensies in het Engels

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  • 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

    Mooi kersvers boek is dit! Het 256 pagina’s dikke boek bevat 9 hoofdstukken met beschrijvingen van landen die over een of meer vliegdekschepen beschikken (Brazilië, China, Frankrijk, India, Italië, Rusland, Spanje, Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten). En laten we het dan even simpel maken!; de meeste landen hebben er gewoon 1 (een!), China heeft […]

  • 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

    Jezus! 390 bladzijdes met werkelijk schittterende meestal kleuren- en ook een aantal zwart wit- foto’s. Ik was al een beetje fan van deze zich uitbreidende serie en nu  helemaal! Het was in 1971 dat ik geboren werd en dat was een tijd dat binnen de RAF echt ongelooflijk veel verschillende vliegtuigen vlogen; Van Hunter tot Wessex, […]

  • 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) heeft met financiële steun uit zijn vriendenkring op 25 september 1920 het bedrijf wat zijn naam draagt opgericht. Het levensverhaal van – later Sir Geoffrey – vertoont opvallende gelijkenis met dat van tijdgenoot Anthony Fokker. Allebei net na de eeuwwisseling zoekend naar een metier, gestart in de automobiel […]

  • 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

    Dat de Royal Navy blij is met dit boek moge blijken uit wie een voorwoord hebben geschreven: HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York en Admiral Sir George Zambellas. Beide heren zijn ook Lynx – helikopter piloot bij de Royal Navy geweest. De schrijver zelf heeft 30 jaar vliegervaring met helikopters, o.a. op de Lynx gedurende het […]

  • The Wright Brothers

    David McCullough
    Simon & Schuster; Book Club Edition edition
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    336 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1476728747 ISBN-13: 978-1476728742
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

                  Since the invention of electrical power, during the Second Industrial Revolution – the period from 1870 to the start of World War I – no invention has had a greater impact on travel and commerce as the airplane.  In 2016 U.S.-serving airlines flew over 928 domestic and international passengers. It is estimated that the total […]

  • The AVRO Type 698 VULCAN: Design and Development

    David W. Fildes
    Pen & Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    487 pg.
    978 1 47388 667 4
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books are written about the history of the big 3 V-Bombers of the RAF  namely the Handley Page Victor, Vickers Valiant and the Avro Vulcan. But the most iconic of the three is the Avro Vulcan because of its appearance and flight characteristics. 95 Planes were built in different executions and served with the […]

  • Best Food Forward

    Colin Hodgkinson
    Frontline Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    223 pg.
    978 1 47389 762 5
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    From the stories of WW2 during the Battle of Britain the name of Douglas Bader is very well known as the ace without legs. He lost his legs in a prewar flight accident and with a lot of perseverance he became a famous fighter pilot. But there is another fighter pilot who flew without legs […]