VC10 Icon of the Skies, BOAC, Boeing and a Jet Age Battle

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British flag carrier BOAC, later BA, effectively and deliberately sabotaged the commercial success of the VC10 because it wanted to buy Boeing airliners. The author has provided an excellent account of the political battles and the commercial skulduggery, the impressive service of the VC10s with those airlines that had the wisdom to buy it, and its outstanding service as a transport and tanker with the RAF. Much Recommended.


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Gloster Javelin, an operational history

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The Gloster Javelin was a much under-rated aircraft that has received less then its fair share of books. This book covers the Javelin’s service career comprehensively and will probably long be the definitive account of a fighter that was significant and important to the RAF, if not for its direct service but as it role in preparing for the next generations. A must read for aviation enthusiasts.


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Cold War Jet Combat, Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950-1972

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Always a pleasure to review a book by this author, who is building a formidable portfolio of aviation titles. This book covers a period of aviation that has seen enormous changes but strangely been under-reported. Here is a book to correct this. Most Highly Recommended.


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Instruments of Darkness, The History of Electronic Warfare 1939-1945

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For six years, Britain and Germany fought a bitter aerial war at huge cost in terms of lives lost and aircraft shot down. This book traces effectively the largely hidden battle in the first widespread use of electronic warfare. Supported by some excellent images. Most Highly Recommended.


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Night Duel Over Germany, Bomber Command’s Battle Over The Reich During WWII

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For six years, Bomber Command waged a strategic war over Germany at huge cost in terms of lives lost and aircraft shot down. The author, a former Phantom and Tornado navigator has written a well-researched book that captures the enormous bravery of RAF aircrew and the bitter battle fought nightly over Germany between bombers and night fighters. Most Highly Recommended.


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Century and was highly influential as a fencing treatise. It includes clear text that is supported by a host of well-drawn illustrations. The editing has been careful and makes the annotated text fully accessible to the modern reader.

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First published in 1763, this new carefully edited edition contains many illustrations. Essential reading for all historical swordfighters and students of martial arts and military history, much recommended.


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Bader’s Last Flight, an in-depth investigation of a great WWII mystery

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Legendary fighter ace Douglas Bader seemed invincible, fighting back from the loss of both legs in a pre-war accident. When Bader had to parachute from his badly damaged Spitfire over France, it was a shock to his comrades and to the public. As with the Red Baron during WWI, such a loss generated many myths and much controversy. The author has advanced his hypothesis with supporting evidence. An absorbing account that is strongly recommended.


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