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A Very Satisfying Read
on 2 December 2012
I was lucky enough to see the last airworthy Javelin performing it's farewell fly-by over RAF Marham, but until reading this book knew very little about the aircraft and it's role in service.
A previous reviewer mentioned that they found the first part of this book heavy going, and I agree. However my diligence paid off when reading the second part of the book. There were 9 marks of Javelin and when considering it's role as a (very) high altitude interceptor at the limits of aerodynamic and engine performance the knowledge gained in the first section of the book was vital in understanding the subsequent informative accounts by the squadron aircrew.
As an aside I have to admire the crews that flew these aircraft. The consensus was that it was generally an easy aircraft to fly but as you'll learn in the book it had some unpleasant flaws in service which could rapidly turn a good day into a bad one!
I'm giving this book five stars because I now feel I know what the Javelin was really all about.