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Any sample pages available anywhere?
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Already published reviews for the book give no
indications about projects sofar Pome...
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One particular section of the book caught my interest - The Bornholm Incident (page 76 in my copy).  Lovick gives an account (told to him by Elvin O. Richter) of a mysterious fog that appeared to have been created by Soviet aircraft off the coast of Bornholm in the mid-1950s.  The fog seemed to attenuate electromagnetic radiation, thus blocking the radar station on Bornholm from picking up any radar echoes from western europe (not to mention blocking radio communication).

Lovick puts forward a few theories on what the 'fog' could have been (and also mentions that it may be what later became known as the "Marburg effect", but google searches on that term simply circle back to Lovick's book), but ends that brief section with:

I am not aware of any attempt to investigate these reports.  They may have been considered to be deliberate "disinformation" - it was the Cold War era.  They were interesting, nevertheless.

I haven't been able to find any information on this 'incident', but it seems like a radar absorbing smokescreen would be a highly desirable tactical capability.  Given that this account is well over 50 years old, was it in fact disinformation, or was such a 'fog' indeed developed?
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: AEROSPACE July 2018 - free copy as a PDF
« Last post by Skyblazer on July 15, 2018, 11:40:00 am »
Thanks for the link!  :)
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / AEROSPACE July 2018 - free copy as a PDF
« Last post by fightingirish on July 15, 2018, 08:47:27 am »

Quote from: @RAeSTimR
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Unbuiilt projects included?
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Author : Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume

Paperback: 304 pages

ISBN : 9781840337976

Publisher: Stenlake Publishing (10 Jun. 2018)

The author has coined a new word ‘Waterplanes&rsquos; to denote the flying machines that took off and landed on water as listed in the sub-title. Although they played an important role in defence, communication, freight transport and early civil aviation hardly any trace of them remains today. Aircraft were not preserved and these fine craft have no museum of their own. The author wants this book to deal with the subject comprehensively. Hence it has a preface lasting five pages and an introduction of four pages followed by eight chapters starting with the early machines of 1909/1910 and ending with the post-war period and the subsequent decline. ‘Whitehall decision-makers...bereft of an excess of intellect who had difficulty understanding how things flew’ get a bit of a pasting from the author whose text is in his usual style. A massive appendix details the people and the makers involved and the book is fully indexed as well as being profusely illustrated with ‘amazing photographs’ (Arthur’s words not mine).
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Feedback wanted: "Uboot-46" book idea
« Last post by huckebein on July 12, 2018, 04:37:29 pm »
Sounds like you are going to beat me to this, I've been working on this for awhile.

I defer to your expertise! :-[
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THANK YOU..... :)
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