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Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hikoki Publications (31 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902109384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902109381
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

In 1978 his interest in aircraft took Chris Gibson into the Royal Observer Corps where he represented his group, area and country in aircraft recognition competitions between 1980 and 1991. On the standing down of the ROC in 1991, Chris began researching historical aviation and has written several books on un-built projects, particularly guided weapons.

Dave Forster has been researching Elint and other intelligence subjects for the last 20 years with particular interest in electronic warfare systems. Dave's interest in avionics and their development have led him to cooperate with a number of authors, with his specialist knowledge of the history and technology of the field making him a valued contributor. This has led him to research many of the more technical and scientific aspects of the RAF history including Elint, radiological sampling and navigation systems.

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A well researched and well written book on a very niche area of interest. It does cover, in depth just that one area of RAF operations, and I learned a lot about the subject. Well recommended.
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If you have any interest in RAF Elint this is a well-researched, superb, informative book. I served in the RAF at the end of the cold war period, and for the years of the 2 Gulf wars, Balkan conflict and Afghanistan. I was well aware of the existence of the Nimrod R1 aircraft of 51 Sqn, and was fascinated and tantalised by their clandestine role. This was in fact my main reason for buying this book.

This book, amongst its many other chapters in the RAF Elint story, sheds some light of the activities of 51 Sqn, its aircraft, and their value (and that of their predecessors) to our military operations and our national security in the Cold War and beyond.

The book is bang up to date with a short section on 51 Sqn's new Air Seeker aircraft which have now replaced the venerable Nimrods, and will ensure that our Elint capabilities remain at the forefront. They truly serve who also watch and listen!

Very highly recommended indeed, with lots of pictures as well as a clear text.
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Excellent book light on Nimrod R1 but it was secret. Good background on RAF ELINT aircraft.
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In my opinion the book was wrongly mamed it was About the aircraft of Elint and not the story of Intel gathering,A good Reference book for Aircraft enthusiats but not really of interest to Intel gatherers
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For anyone interested in Electronic Intelligence Gathering this book is a must. Filled with photos of the equipment and aircraft used since 1945.
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A good read if you're interested in this sort of thing. It gives an interesting take on the selection of the comet airframe for use in the Nimrod project. I'd always thought that the VC10 would have been the better choice.
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very comprehensive
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