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Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There
Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There
by Ian William Cowie
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Out of the Blue, 8 April 2014
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This is another book that goes behind the scenes of what life was like serving in the RAF giving an insight into the day to day operations, mostly during the cold war. A fascinating read.


The Lightning Boys: 2: True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic Fighter
The Lightning Boys: 2: True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic Fighter
by Richard Pike
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Lightning Boys 2, 8 April 2014
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A very good follow up volume to Lightning Boys. Richard Pike has produced in this volume more interesting stories and anecdotes from pilots and other crew who wre involved with the Lightning. Full of humour and intrigue.


Victor Boys: True Stories from 40 Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
Victor Boys: True Stories from 40 Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
by Tony Blackman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Victor Boys., 8 April 2014
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Another excellent book by Tony Blackman that goes into lots of detail on the Victor's begining and entry into RAF Bomber command service. The book takes in all the versions used and its operations. A very informative read.


Battle Flight: RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons Since 1945
Battle Flight: RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons Since 1945
by Chris Gibson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 29.95

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5.0 out of 5 stars Battle Flight, 8 April 2014
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An excellent book documenting a wide range of defence projects put forward during the cold war period,most of which never got passed the drawing board. A good companion to the Cold War book.


Bomber Group at War
Bomber Group at War
by Chaz Bowyer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Bomber group, 8 April 2014
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A very interesting book covering the formation of Bomber Command from 1937 to the end of the war in 1945, The book talks about all aspects of Bomber Command through the campaign. Goes well with the Lancaster at War series.


Cold War: Building for Nuclear Confrontation 1946-89 (None)
Cold War: Building for Nuclear Confrontation 1946-89 (None)
by Wayne D. Cocroft
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Cold War, 8 April 2014
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A very comprehensive book covering little known aspects of the cold war period. Contains previously unpublished images and drawings of installations and equipment.


British Aircraft Carriers: Design, Development & Service Histories
British Aircraft Carriers: Design, Development & Service Histories
by David Hobbs
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 29.25

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5.0 out of 5 stars British Aircraft Carriers by David Hobbs, 11 Feb 2014
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An excellent book going into a lot of details and service histories of the carriers in the Royal Navy from the early ship trials right through to the new Queen Elizabeth carriers that are being built for the Royal Navy. Full of facts drawings and brilliant photographs that will more than satisfy anyone with an interest in Naval aviation.


Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying German Aircraft of World War II (Consign)
Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying German Aircraft of World War II (Consign)
by Captain Eric Brown
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 23.77

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wings of the Luftwaffe., 24 Mar 2013
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I chose this book as I have read Eric Winkle Brown's books on the Miles M52 and his flying career in Wings On My Sleeve and found both of them to be fascinating reading. I wanted a book that gives an unbiased view on the aircraft of the Luftwaffe in WWI. Eric Brown does this as he flew each type. I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in aircraft and how they performed.


Miles M.52: Gateway to Supersonic Flight
Miles M.52: Gateway to Supersonic Flight
by Eric Brown
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

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5.0 out of 5 stars Miles M.52, 27 Dec 2012
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I have always be interested in the Miles M.52 project and why it was cancelled so far down the line without any reason given as to why! This book goes into the details thoroughly from start tyo finish and highlights how close and in advance of other nations to breaking the sound barrier. The M.52 and it's engine were breaking new grounds in aviation and would have been a world beating design with it's design features being incorporated into other aircraft design, both military and civilian, ie the Bell X1, which I'm convinced would not have succeeded without the M.52s design features being handed over to the US, with nothing in return, simply because the US had nothing to offer of any use!

The book also highlights how inept British politicians are when it comes to British aviation and waste so much time and tax payers money on projects that show promise and then cancel them because of knee jerk reactions. They still as inept today a sthey have ever been. This book is a very interesting and thought provoking read, which will raise a lot of emotions in those who follow British aviation.
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Wings on My Sleeve: The World's Greatest Test Pilot tells his story
Wings on My Sleeve: The World's Greatest Test Pilot tells his story
by Captain Eric Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Wings on My Sleeve, 27 Dec 2012
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I found this book lived up to its reviews; It is full of amazing feats and tests of human endurance from active service in WWII to testing some unusual and dangerous aircraft. It speaks volumes about the pioneering advances made in aviation and the enyhusiastic involvment and contributions made by Captain Eric Brown, not just in British aviation, but also around the world, especially in Germany. once you pick this book up it is very difficult to put it down. The only criticism is that it leaves you thirsting for more information on Captain Eric Browns experiences test flying the many different types he flew.

A truly fascinating read for antone with an interest in flying.


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