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Boeing B-47 Stratojet – Mike Habermehl and Robert Hopkins

Review by Takis Diakoumis. Strategic Air Command's General Curtis LeMay was not partial to the B-47, preferring the older B-36 for its longer legs, proclaiming it could not go where he wanted it to go – the Soviet Union. The B-47 would nonetheless become SAC’s most numerous bomber, with almost 2000 examples across all variants,... Continue Reading →

The Flying Kangaroo – Jim Eames

Review by Andy Wright. This book was nothing at all like I expected. Sure, it has some cracking tales of flying and odd postings, but I was expecting a book full of amusing and clever stories imaginatively told by some of the great characters of Qantas and, therefore, Australian aviation. Read the cover and that’s... Continue Reading →

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder – Andrew White

Review by Adrian Roberts. Second Lieutenant William John ‘Jack’ Lidsey and his pilot, Flight Sergeant Sidney Quicke, were the 29th victims of Manfred von Richthofen, on 22 March 1917. Author Andrew White, an established historian and ex-RAF officer, went to the same school as Lidsey, Magdalen College School, Brackley, Oxfordshire, and noticed Jack’s memorial cross... Continue Reading →

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