Hunter Boys

True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter
Product Number: EB00729635
Released: Jul 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781909808416
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Description

"Entertaining and informative tales of success, heroics, fear, relief and exhilaration in and around the Hunter cockpit" (Royal Air Force Historical Society Journal). From the author of Lightning Boys, this is a fascinating look at the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which came into service in July 1951 and changed the future of fighter development. Included are a chapter by Neville Duke, Hawker Aircraft's chief test pilot, and other tales recounting the Aden emergency, the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, and a race against the odds in Gibraltar. These true stories demonstrate the exceptional performance of this aircraft and illustrate its renowned lengthy service with the RAF and internationally—brought to life with original photographs plus paintings by acclaimed aviation artist Chris Stone.

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Author(s): Richard Pike
Original Publish Date: Jun 19, 2014

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