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  • The Handley Page Victor - Tales from a Crew Chief - 40 Years of Life with the Victor

    Roger Brooks ARAeS
    Pen And Sword Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    128 pg.
    9781526732576
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Roger Brooks’ involvement with the Victor started in 1966, three years after Cary Powers in his high flying U2 spyplane was downed by a Sovjet rocket. That resulted in “sudden death” for high flying bombers. The Victor was then converted to a tanker for in-flight refuelling. He writes on this aircraft in his book ‘The […]

  • COMMANDING FAR EASTERN SKIES: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR SUPERIORITY CAMPAIGN IN INDIA, BURMA AND MALAYA 1941–1945

    Peter Preston-Hough
    Helion and Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1910294446 ISBN-13: 978-1910294444
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    ‘Ten there was this book ‘COMMANDING FAR EASTERN SKIES’! The RAF-campaign for air supremacy above the border between India and Burma and unrolling eastward after that, is the topic of this study. Across the Indian border this succeeded, from September 1943 onwards, after the deploy of Spitfires The eastward –above Burma and later Malakka- unrolling […]

  • How Airliners Fly: A Passenger’s Guide

    Julien Evans
    Airlife
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    128 pg.
    978-1-78500-485-8
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    How Airliners Fly: A Passengers Guide is a book written by a retired airline pilot who flew the Boeing 737, 757 and 767 for over 36 years. In addition, he was an instructor on these types of airplanes. Mr. Julien Evans has also published over eight books. How Airliners Fly is a superb example of […]

  • Check Six! A Thunderbolt Pilot's War Across the Pacific

    Jim Curran, Terrence Popravak
    Casemate Publishers
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    9781612002996
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review on Check Six! James Curran flew the P-47 Thunderbolt also nicknamed the Jug in the Pacific theatre. In 293 pages he documented his personal experiences as pilot of this famous and feared fighter bomber that played an important role in the air war over the Pacific. There was no heroic and luxury existence for […]

  • AFRICA@WAR 33: SHOWDOWN IN WESTERN SAHARA VOLUME 1. AIR WARFARE OVER THE LAST AFRICAN COLONY, 1945-1975

    Tom Cooper & Albert Grandolini
    Helion and Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    72 pg.
    9781912390359
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The title of this book(let) doesn’t cover the content: in a very clarifying manner the geopolitical developments in the western part of the Sahara are stated, from the pre-historical time! At the end of the 15th century begins ‘our’’ Western interference with this area. Ending in the colonisation by Spain and France from 1830 onwards. […]

  • Colours in the Sky- The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation

    Graham M. Simons
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781526725561
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    233rd Review Colours in the Sky- The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation- Graham M. Simons The history of British Autair and Courtline Aviation is recorded in this book that gives us a thorough history outlay of its activities during the years of its existence. Autair was founded in 1953 and soon afterward the […]

  • Southern Thunder

    Steve R. Dunn
    Seaforth Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    304 pg.
    9781526726636
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

  • Status: Missing

    D.W. Maroney
    State of Mind Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    306 pg.
    ASIN: B07MWCKGT3
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

  • The English Electric Lightning- Rare photographs from wartime archives

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    9781526705563
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    231st Review The English Electric Lightning- Rare photographs from wartime archives- Martin W. Bowman The Lightning was an icon of the RAF during the years of the cold war. I wrote already several reviews about this remarkable plane that in terms of performance was ahead of his time. This is a photo book and therefore […]

  • The BULGARIAN AIR FORCE in the Second World War

    Alexander Mladenov, Evgeni Andonov and Krassimir Grozev
    Helion & Company Ltd.
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    136 pg.
    978-1-912390-64-9
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    230th Review The BULGARIAN AIR FORCE in the Second World War-Alexander Mladenov, Evgeni Andonov and Krassimir Grozev This book tells the story of a country on the Balkan (Bulgaria) which in WO II could not do much else than to stay out of the way of the Wehrmacht and later the Red Army. In the […]