Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter by Richard Pike

By Richard Pike

From the hugely profitable writer of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a great addition to the ‘Boys’ sequence, Hunter Boys. a desirable perception into the reviews and affections of these who flew the long-lasting Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their person reminiscences of the highs and lows, the dramas and calls for of this magnificent plane, which got here into provider in July 1951 and adjusted the way forward for fighter improvement. together with a bankruptcy by way of Neville Duke, Hawker Aircraft’s leader try out pilot, different stories recount the Aden emergency, the 1971 Indo/Pakistan battle and a race opposed to the chances in Gibraltar. All circumstances show the phenomenal functionality of this plane and illustrate its well-renowned long provider lifestyles with the RAF and across the world. as well as the unique pictures that accompany the textual content, well known aviation artist Chris Stone has supplied work in particular for the booklet. The scope, variety and speed of the writing during this e-book will entice the overall reader in addition to to the enthusiast.

Show description

Read or Download Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter PDF

Similar biographies of world war ii books

Herman Goring Fighter Ace

Over the past 70 years, in numerous books and essays, Hermann Göring has been outlined via his crimes and extra through the 3rd Reich and the second one international struggle. yet his actions as a tender profession army officer in international battle i've got continually been glossed over – previously. 'Hermann Göring – Fighter Ace' is the 1st in-depth examine Göring’s function as an army flyer and air strive against chief from 1914 in the course of the finish of the nice struggle, and the way these stories formed the character that got here to the world’s awareness in 1939.

Beneath the Waves: The Life and Navy of Capt. Edward L. Beach, Jr.

One of many U. S. army s most sensible recognized submarine officials, Capt. Edward L. seashore, loved reputation either as a bestselling writer and as a hugely adorned naval officer. now not lengthy after the good fortune of his first novel Run Silent, Run Deep, which used to be later made right into a significant function movie, he commanded the 1st submarine to circumnavigate the globe submerged.

Laugh Back the Sun

The 12 months used to be 1939. conflict had simply been declared. whilst Chris Lessing,a younger military officer from the Transvaal meets Joan Mercer, a stunning younger lady from Simon’s city at first of the second one global warfare, the chemistryis spontaneous and explosive. he's Afrikaans, she is English. they arrive fromdifferent worlds yet think their love is robust sufficient to outlive regardless of the percentages.

Marching to the Drums: Eyewitness Accounts of Battle from the Crimea to the Siege of Mafeking

During this gripping selection of first-hand money owed, Ian Knight provides the journey of nineteenth-century struggle – from the fun of the cavalry fees at Balaklava and Omdurman, to the phobia of conflict opposed to an overpowering odds comparable to Rorke's flow – within the phrases of the lads really there.

Additional resources for Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 40 votes