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RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:22:36 pm »
Appears to be out now. Looks like nice work from Dan Sharp. It is basically 132 pages on the OR.329 /F155T competition, with lots of original material from the brochures of each design and splendid renderings from one of forum members.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 04:42:43 am by flateric »
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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 12:40:06 pm »
Amazing!

Gorgeus cover and promising contents.

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 02:14:20 pm »
A surprise !
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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 07:23:18 pm »
I was surprised to get notice of this in my daily update from Aviation Megastore.  The brier bits they show are quite tantalizing.  Definitely have to acquire this one.

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 02:44:29 am »
Thanks for the links and the preview; one way or another a definite sale here :)

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 08:11:43 am »
Nice book,I get it.

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 02:50:03 pm »
Hope I can get it at Barnes & Noble
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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 03:17:45 pm »
Ordered!
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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 08:48:42 am »
Looks good, going to get a copy when I next visit my local WHSmiths.   B)

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 09:09:52 am »
Hope I can get it at Barnes & Noble
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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 11:30:29 am »
I got my eBook copy today. Its really great. Dan Sharp just stands for quality. He just raised my interest in british aviation and aeronautics (since I read "Britain´s Space Shuttle").

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 05:24:52 am »
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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2017, 11:54:04 am »
WH Smaug in Oxford does not yet have a copy.
I have one Meldrew moan peculiar to me  I notice from the scans that the artwork is spread across two pages. I prefer single page artwork as I sometimes cut up soft back books and put the relevant pages inside hardback books on the same subject. This allows me to kee down the quantity of books in my library and avoids piles of magazines. I know this is a bad habit but.....

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Re: RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 02:35:14 pm »
So why do these publications have so little information on the Thin wing Javelin, aka the Gloster GA6?Considering this project reached a part built prototype, XG336, which went to the scrap man "Coles", and was Gloster Aircraft Companies death nail I'm surprised there's not more coverage. Also the aircraft which is frequently portrayed as the Thin Wing Javelin, ie the P376, is not the one which was being built  i.e. the P371 and there's quite a difference. About 20 years ago I by chance found a very interesting photo set from the air ministry contact termination report which clearly shows what was constructed;- I passed this on to the Gloster Jet Age Museum and should still be there