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Exactly as it was in the 80's
on 17 December 2012
Disclaimer: I know the author and also flew Phantom back-seat (luckily we never flew in the same aircraft !).
I've read quite a few Phantom books over the years; some I found dreary, others were quite good, but none ever captured what it was really like to do the job, day-in-day-out. The author has captured what it was really like being part of an air defense Phantom squadron at the height of the Cold War, and really shows why this ageing aircraft remained such a capable fighter in the European theatre for so long. It was a fantastic aircraft to fly, with bucketloads of capability in it's radar & weaponary.
A book can never replace the physical experiences of course, but if you are interested to know what is was like as a Phantom Phlyer, I can vouch that this is a definitive record of life as RAF Phantom aircrew in the 80's. Good job.