Friday, October 19, 2018
By Wolfgang W.E. Samuel, 'American Raiders: The race to capture the Luftwaffe's secrets' runs to 493 pages including the index, and is essential reading for World War Two aviation historians as well as those interested in post-war aviation developments in the US. More particularly, the book explains how the German's...
With a forward by astronaut John Glenn, and five chapters written by the curators and scientists of the actual museum, this book is described by the authors as an autobiography of the Smithsonian National Air and Space museum itself. There are more than 700 photographs of aircraft and artefacts -...
By James Hamilton-Paterson, 'Empire of the Clouds - When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World' is a 280 page long, nostalgic look back at the post-war period in the United Kingdom up until the early 1960s. One reviewer described it as "A very British version of The Right Stuff...", and indeed...


A U.S. Marine Corps Vought AU-1 Corsair in flight in 1952. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F4U Corsair

A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1J Skyraider (BuNo 142028) of Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) "Thunderbolts" in flight. VA-176 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) for a deployment to Vietnam from 4 April to 21 November 1966.

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Two U.S. Naval Reserve Vought RF-8G Crusader aircraft from Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (VFP-206) in formation during "Reconnaissance Air Meet '86" near Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas (USA), on 1 November 1986. Via Wikimedia Commons

Vought F-8 Crusader

F-101A Voodoo - Wikimedia Commons

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo