Military aviation / war

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  • And I lived to Tell the Tales: The life of a fighter Pilot

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    258 pg.
    978 1629 6723 80
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Another book written by Ed Cobleigh about his career in the US Air Force. His style remains the same informative, fascinating and  sometimes humorous.

  • Jet Web CONNECTIONS in the Development History of Turbojet Engines 1920 – 1950

    Dietrich ECKARDT
    Springer
    2023
    English
    X X X X X
    738 pg.
    ISBN 978-3-658-38530-9 ISBN 978-3-658-38531-6 (eBook)
    Review written by: Alexander Beeck

    Eckardt’s ‘Jet Web’ offers a comprehensive exploration of the development history of turbojet engines from the 1920s to the late 1950s. It primarily focuses on the intricate relationships and collaborations between the United Kingdom (& USA), Germany, and Switzerland in this fascinating journey. While the narrative repeats in parts the well-known ‘Whittle vs. Von Ohain Saga’,  it mainly sheds new light on unexpected connections and especially, the significant influence of axial compressor technology from the Swiss-German company Brown Boveri & Cie.

    The author, a gas turbine engineer, spent a decade meticulously researching and compiling this remarkable account, resulting in a weighty volume with some 250 informative b/w photographs, technical schemes and detailed drawings. This document provides an overview of the book’s content, emphasizing its unique contributions and the target audience it aims to engage.

  • Fly For Your Life: The Story of Spitfire & Hurricane Ace Robert Stanford Tuck

    Larry Forrester
    Acquisition Analytics Inc
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    378 pg.
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1738697312 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1738697311
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This biography of Stanford Tuck was first published in 1956 and as a youngster who had a great desire to become a pilot I have read this book with red ears. Now 60 years later it is still a nice book to read for everyone interested in the history of WW2 and especially in the Battle of Britain were Stanford Tuck played a star role as a fighter pilot with 29 confirmed victories.

  • Herinneringen van een jachtvlieger

    Evert ‘Ace’ Motshagen
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2023
    Dutch
    X X X X X X
    704 pg.
    978 94 90008 321
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    (Nederlands) Van alle luchtvaartboeken die ik heb is dit wel een heel bijzonder boek; het is een boek in twee delen. Oorspronkelijk zou het boek 850 pagina’s dik zijn, maar dat werd te gek. Daarom is in overleg met uitgever
    Martin Leeuwis besloten gekozen voor een tweedelige set boeken, met totaal meer dan 700 pagina’s op A4-formaat Nederlandse luchtmacht geschiedenis en honderden foto’s. Evert Motshagen is luchtmacht-vlieger en startte in 1954 met zijn eerste trainingsvlucht op een Fokker S-11 om 30 jaar later in 1984 te eindigen op een F-16. Welk vliegtuig vloog hij niet? Wat een carrière!

  • Pacific Tomcat – A pictorial History of the F-14 Tomcat in the Pacific Fleet

    James Geer
    Scramble 4 Productions, LLC
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    979-8985799705
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    This time a review of a picture book. A great edition it is as well and from photographer James Geer, who is great fan of the F-14 Tomcat!

  • MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD,

    Gabriel Cox
    Fighting High Publishing
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BGMBML86
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    This book contains several concurrent stories. The setting is the early days of the WW II advance of Imperial Japanese Forces towards Australia. At New Guinea the Aussies, before eventually receiving US support, desperately tried to keep a foothold. The only plane which had the range and bombing capacity to fly from Australia to New […]

  • Red Dragon ‘Flankers’, China’s Prolific ‘Flanker’ Family

    Andreas Rupprecht
    Harpia Publishing Verlags GmbH
    2022
    English
    X X X X X X
    254 pg.
    978-1-950394-10-4
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Andreas Rupprecht writes cool books! And who says Rupprecht, says China! This is the umpteenth book of him, published by Harpia Publishing. I am really very happy with this publisher and what they have published till now. On their site it states at the category ‘Strategic handbooks’, only 1 book, but, as far as I am concerned, all the books – also this one – can be stated in this category, when it concerns nowadays airforces or other flying army units. As the quality and information value can be rated as ‘good’!

  • RAF in Camera – 100 Years on Display

    Keith Wilson
    Pen and Sword Books
    2022
    English
    X X X X X X
    472 pg.
    ISBN: 9781526752185
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    When you are talking about the best series of aviation books, then this one is absolutely in my top 3! Why? Just because I can..and must be! This book is 472 pages and contains, just as the other 3 books that were
    published in the past years in this series, really beautiful pictures.

  • Cuban Migs- The Defenders of Castro’s Air Force

    Hélio Higuchi, Paulo Roberto Bastos Junior
    Harpia Publishing Verlags GmbH
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    9781950394098
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    (Nederlands) Yes! Here is another book of one of the most beautiful series that I collect! This time ‘Cuban Migs’ -and for the people that do not know the books of Harpia Publishing-; a great book that is part of a large series of books that, in the meantime, is published by them.

  • The Aviation Pioneers of McCook Field

    Jerry Koszyk
    Shiffer Publishing
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    185 pg.
    Jerry Koszyk
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Jerry Koszyk is an amateur aviation researcher who by chance discovered that way back in 1917 the then fledgling Army Air Service had set up an airfield for aeronatical research and development.at Dayton, Ohio, called McCook Field, where commercial, civilian, aerobatic and military aviation merged. He also discovered that no book or other publication about […]