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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker
« Last post by Archibald on September 15, 2017, 06:39:33 am »
The proliferation of C-135 variants over the years is only rivaled by the Su-27 and its nightmarish developments.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker
« Last post by CJGibson on September 14, 2017, 07:28:39 pm »
My copy was awaiting my return from the States. It is superb (OK, OK, I did the maps, so I'm biased) and is much more than just an update to the 1998 Aerofax (which I have), but includes a great deal of new information on the numerous variants of the KC-135, so the subtitle 'More Than a Tanker' is very apt. 

Hopkins has flown many of these variants, including the 'real' spyplanes based on the KC-135 airframe. A great deal has changed in the world of the '135 since 1998, so if you have the original, I'd say this is more of a complete revision than an update: many new images, more details of operations and with more pages, a more comprehensive coverage of the subject.

Chris
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: French Secret Projects 1: Post War Fighters OUT NOW!
« Last post by hesham on September 14, 2017, 03:08:40 pm »
Thank you JCC.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Wings of the Third Reich
« Last post by elmayerle on September 14, 2017, 11:22:26 am »
Okay, definitely going on my "Buy" list, likely ordered directly from the publisher rather than chance on Barnes & Noble carrying it here.  It will definitely be shelved with my copies of the first two.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Wings of the Third Reich
« Last post by newsdeskdan on September 14, 2017, 10:45:22 am »
Very good find! I was waiting for this (the Me 08) that long. Is this aircraft part of the bookazine?

Yes. See my long rambling post at the beginning of this thread for a better idea of what else is in the bookazine. Regarding the P 08, its origin and purpose become much clearer when it is set in context. In short, it was Abteilung L's attempt to meet the same specification as what became the Me 264. Wurster's version of the P 04 was designed as a sub-scale test aircraft for it (that's what his brochure for it says!).
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Hi folks,
my book arrived today.  :)
Looking forward to read it during the upcoming weekend. B) It's anyway 'Schietwetter' outside.  ;)
Many thanks for your work, Jean-Christophe!   :D
A review will follow in the next few weeks.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Luftwaffe: Secret Wings of the Third Reich
« Last post by athpilot on September 14, 2017, 08:35:29 am »
Very good find! I was waiting for this (the Me 08) that long. Is this aircraft part of the bookazine?
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: French Secret Projects 1: Post War Fighters OUT NOW!
« Last post by JC Carbonel on September 14, 2017, 07:15:45 am »
Unfortunately this mystery remains a mystery although I am now considering a filiation with the SE Durandal because of the large delta fin. But nothing really conclusive came out. Actually on e-bay three models were offered : one "in flight" , one "on its legs" and one "on trailer". I obtained the "on trailer" one but was outbid on the other two. However the seller by mistake sent me the "on its legs" model which I was able to photograph before having to send it back. The Fana article has a photo of this "on its legs" model.

JCC
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Vought F-8 Crusader book by forum member Bill Spidle
« Last post by Ray on September 13, 2017, 05:55:15 pm »
Picked up the book at Barnes and Noble.  My plan is to check over thoroughly, then send it on to a buddy who spent many happy hours in the cockpit of F-8's. 
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