Sukhoi Interceptors – Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov

Review by Takis Diakoumis. For more than eighty years Pavel Sukhoi and his design bureau has been at the cutting edge of Soviet and, later, Russian aviation. While the continued evolution and success of the more recent Flanker fighter aircraft from Sukhoi has elevated the bureau to the top of the Russian group among the... Continue Reading →

From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog – Steve Ladd

Review by Stuart Forth. The F-4 and A-10 are two vastly different aircraft. The former is a supersonic, afterburning, multi-role weapons system that, although not pretty, looks menacing from any angle. On the other hand, the A-10 is a slow, ungainly and ‘Butt Ugly’ (author’s words, not mine) machine, built around a massive gun and... Continue Reading →

Republic F-84 – Ken Neubeck

Review by Takis Diakoumis. This recent addition to the rapidly growing Legends of Warfare series from Schiffer Publishing covers the classic early American jet and combat veteran from Republic, the F-84. Tracing the story of the F-84, author Ken Neubeck walks us through early experimental jet engines and the emergence of swept-wing designs. The F-84 was especially... Continue Reading →

Seek and Strike – Nigel Walpole

Review by Stuart Forth. In the spring of 1952, near the village of Elmpt on the German/Dutch border, work began to clear the forest to make way for what was to become RAF Brüggen. Over the next year much hard toil, by RAF airfield construction crews and local German civilians, transformed this patch of woodland... Continue Reading →

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