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Jet Provost - the little plane with the big history
on 26 April 2009
This is the first book ever written about the Jet Provost trainer aircraft that trained RAF pilots throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, so is very welcome. Its history includes lots of snippets from Flight International magazine and quotes by pilots that flew the type.There are chapters on all the RAF Units that used the type as well as on the overseas air arms that bought both the Jet Provost and the export variant, the Strikemaster. Lots of interesting photos of accidents, not seen before and a very good history on an aircraft type that aviation enthusiasts have wanted for years! This is not a modellers or 'spotters' book, so if you are looking for modelling references or production lists and indivdual aircraft histories, you will not find these in this book.
A definitive book is still awaited.