British Secret Projects 2 ∶ Jet Bombers Since 1949(New Edition)

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Re: British Secret Projects 2∶Jet Bombers Since 1949(New Edition)

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It was to be published on February 28th, 2018.
Has anyone got the new edition already?
 

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I received mine today and its quite tasty, especially the later stuff
 

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Well, I've coughed up the readies for the new edition and aside from 36% more pages, colour throughout rather than a gallery, decent sized drawings (all very clean and more of them), I'd say it shows what an extra 18 years research can add. There's a few studies that are new to me, but I'm not one for the fast-movers and the more niche subjects (Maritime, SABA, NBMR.3) get fuller coverage. I was impressed with the coverage of the Shorts PD.9 bomber projects.

I'm glad I bought it. Biased? Maybe, but I'm sure Tony was more aware than anyone that producing this edition without new content would annoy folk. Hasn't annoyed me and I think it's been done better than the Fighters book. But as I say, fast-movers...

Chris
 

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Chris I have both books and endorse
what you have said. They are essential
reference works.
 

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Received my copy yesterday but only had a chance to flick through at the moment.
I can echo Chris's review. There are the clearer and bigger images and enough new stuff to make it interesting. I'm reserving judgement on the AST.396 section until I've had a chance to read it in depth (it looks a little longer now) but I think it was worth the purchase price. It is, like BSP:1 v.2.0, a more well-rounded book.

My only worry is that there will be less new research material to justify the new WW2 editions.
 

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Just received the book and at first blush it is impressive, certainly thicker than the first edition (which I had forgotten dates to 18 years ago!). But I will reserve final judgment until I compare it to the first edition.

One question for Tony: a photo caption says that "Early V-bombers were painted silver rather than the more well-known white", but the Victor on page 52 looks more like unpainted natural metal than painted silver. Is it?
 
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