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I love the smell of reconnaissance in the morning
on 21 November 2014
Growing up as a child in the sixties and seventies the Vietnam War was high on the national TV news, although I may have been more focused on the Magic Roundabout (prime UK viewing before the BBC early evening news) at times. I've read many a tome on the conflict and an interest in flying and early "loud" jets had me reaching for the click to “buy now on your” Kindle button.
It's actually written from an RAF exchange pilot’s viewpoint but after what appears to be a great deal of research and interviewing with all manner of pilots and support crew involved in training and deployment of the Voodoo. It truly is an interesting read; it reads to me like the flight safety articles I've seen in RN (Royal Navy) Engineering Publications. And given the authors background you can see the similarity. Don’t take this as a negative; it’s certainly a clarity of style and a very unbiased view of a big old stick of a first generation jet fighter.
I would commend anyone to read it as either an addendum to the Vietnam War (I nearly said conflict there - 32 years of Falklands War/Conflict confusion - sorry) or as a descriptor of the speed of progress in the 50's and 60's and the times of high numbers of personnel supporting analogue equipment.