New PDF release: A Century of Air Warfare With Nine (IX) Squadron, RAF: Still

By Gordon Thorburn

ISBN-10: 1783036346

ISBN-13: 9781783036349

n the earliest days of worldwide battle One, while IX Squadron used to be shaped, we went to the struggle in little 50mph machines that have been slightly in a position to taking pilot and observer, a gun and some small, handheld bombs into the sky, specifically on a windy day. once we took a instant set, to identify for the artillery and record on troop pursuits, the additional load compelled the defenceless pilot to go away his observer behind.

A century later, IX (B) Squadron flies jets which may exceed the rate of sound, position laser-guided missiles inside a couple of centimetres of the objective, and transmit the main advanced info in genuine time around the globe.

In among, the story is of ponderous beasts of biplanes, of Wellingtons and Lancasters within the bloody battles of worldwide struggle , of Canberras and Vulcans within the nuclear age of the chilly War.

Above all, it is the tale of the boys and ladies of the RAF's senior bomber squadron throughout 100 years of battle and peace, and their phrases fill this publication. We pass from these beginnings in wooden, twine and upholstery kites over France and a pilot armed with a provider revolver, to the world's first twister squadron within the Gulf wars, over Kosovo and Afghanistan, and as a way to the current, a century on.

It quite is one hell of a story.

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