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Appreciate the Book, maybe a bit light.
on 18 August 2013
I have collected and studied quite a few of the Typhoon books (The Combat History, Typhoon Attack, Day of the Typhoon, etc.), as my Dad served in 2nd TAF as an armourer fitter and I suppose for reasons of space the book doesn't quite cover the subject of the groundcrew support and the stories of their advance in 1944 through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The illustrations are good and for a modeller, probably quite helpful to unique a model and markings, although profiles are covered one side, but wings above and below are not. The emphasis is a bit upon the British Squadrons and Wings and my interest is on 123 Wing, the Canadian Pilots and Squadrons, 438, 439 and 440. Perhaps the other point to be more strongly emphasised is that my goodness, those young men were brave and losses were high, even in those closing months of the war. This machine was a bit of a brute and the fact that no aircraft went on in the post war years,(as opposed to Spitfire and Mosquito), and only one physical example remains, indicates that it was a risky animal to maintain and fly.