Aviation

Aviation Reference




This book can be simply described as “All that you wanted to know about the RR Pegasus”. It is a book that required a huge and wide research work indeed on the Hawker/BAE, RR and Bristol archives and generally speaking it is also a wonderful journey through the long and troubled history of the V/STOL flight. Author Andrew Dow (known as George to all his RR’s colleagues) worked for Bristol and then for Rolls Royce for near 30 years and this stands out clearly from the rich and detailed story of the people involved in the remarkable feat of design, develop and produce one of the most revolutionary engines in the aviation history. His vision ”from the inside” produced an authoritative and surely competent work but also a very readable one. All the intricacies connected with the development of this remarkable engine (the one that made possible the only real operational and successful V/STOL combat aircraft in the form of the HARRIER and its derivatives AV-8B and SEA HARRIER) are.. Read more

Marco de Montis, JP4-Aeronautica

No Soviet aircraft modeller should be without this book.

Airfix Model World

The Flight Craft series combines a number of objectives. The subjects are reviewed as aircraft, an excellent selection of full colour images, many of them rare, illustrate the subjects in test and operation, detailed full colour drawings and b&w sketches show technical features and paint patterns, and model kits of the subjects are reviewed. For modellers and model engineers, the book will be particularly welcome, reviewing available kits from Russia and other countries, together with information on how to make the most of these kits.

Firetrench Reviews

This hardcover book of history and profiles gives some great inspiration for any modeller who is interested in an eye catching F-104. Dave Windle has done a great job of the colour profiles, and helpfully for modellers these do feature both side views of each one. Interesting read.

Military Modelling Magazine, Robin Buckland

Keith provides detailed chapters on the history of the Flight, the aircraft that currently makes up its number, and the people behind the aircraft. The book is also commendably up to date and features some wonderful air-to-air images of the BBMF's newest flyer. Overall, it's the definitive guide to one of the British airshow scene's most admired regulars.

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