Jump to content

Read any good books lately?


Recommended Posts

I have seen a similar thread on the Ubisoft site a long time ago. I have read quite a few books in the list:

 

Ward Carroll's "Punks War", "Punks Fight", "Punks flight"

Patrick Robinson, "Nimitz Class", etc

Dale Brown "Plan of Attack"

Stephen Coonts "On Glorious wings"

 

Just wondering if any of you guys can recommend some other books to read on air or modern combat?

 

 

-Tavist

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just recently I have got Yefim Gordon's ''Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum Muliti-role Fighter''

 

Yefim Gordon's ''Famous Russian Aircraft Mikoyan MiG-31''

 

and Steve Davies's ''Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle All-Weather Attack Aircraft''

 

I also have Yefim Gordon's two Flanker titles on order for over two months as they are out of print everywhere. Really, really want those.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Robert L. Shaw "Fighter Combat Tactics and Maneuvering"

Excellent book - definitely not for those with short attention spans - it has tons of useful information for any real or virtual chess match in the sky. You can get it here (I tried on amazon but it was out of print at the time): http://www.usni.org/webstore/shopexd.asp?id=18606 I'd recommend it especially for the online squads out there as a requirement on their training syllabus! ;)

 

Would also recommend:

Phantom Leader by Mark Berent

Hornets Over Kuwait by Jay Stout

Aerodynamics For the Naval Aviator by The Naval Institute Press

Human Factors in Flight by Frank H. Hawkins

Private Pilot Manual by Jeppesen Sanderson

Instrument/Commercial Pilot Manual by Jeppesen Sanderson

...and about 50 others I've had to purchase while in flight school (one year left)! :icon_jook

iVIPER21sig2.jpg
Link to post
Share on other sites

Deadly Sky : The American Combat Airman in World War II

by John C. McManus

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0891417796/102-6443937-7060155?v=glance&n=283155

 

and

 

A Question of Honor, by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud

http://www.questionofhonor.com/

51PVO Founding member (DEC2007-)

100KIAP Founding member (DEC2018-)

 

:: Shaman aka [100☭] Shamansky

tail# 44 or 444

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC] 100KIAP Regiment Early Warning & Control officer

Link to post
Share on other sites

Heres one book I have:

great book of modern war planes, edited By mike spick.

520 pages of A3 format 7 pound monster.

 

It contains Tons of info about any major aircraft flying today. Engeneering details, combat records and units in operation.

[sigpic]http://forums.eagle.ru/signaturepics/sigpic4448_29.gif[/sigpic]

My PC specs below:

Case: Corsair 400C

PSU: SEASONIC SS-760XP2 760W Platinum

CPU: AMD RYZEN 3900X (12C/24T)

RAM: 32 GB 4266Mhz (two 2x8 kits) of trident Z RGB @3600Mhz CL 14 CR=1T

MOBO: ASUS CROSSHAIR HERO VI AM4

GFX: GTX 1080Ti MSI Gaming X

Cooler: NXZT Kraken X62 280mm AIO

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2+6GB WD 6Gb red

HOTAS: Thrustmaster Warthog + CH pro pedals

Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD Freesync HDR400 1440P

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

OK heres another:

 

Modern Air combat, By bill Gunston and Mike spick.

 

Its a tad old but you can still find it for sure. 224 pages of various subjects. 1/3 of the book is dedicated in the fashion of the picture with the tornado below. ANother 1/3 is spent explaining aircraft concepts, tactics batllefield employment of situational awareness.

[sigpic]http://forums.eagle.ru/signaturepics/sigpic4448_29.gif[/sigpic]

My PC specs below:

Case: Corsair 400C

PSU: SEASONIC SS-760XP2 760W Platinum

CPU: AMD RYZEN 3900X (12C/24T)

RAM: 32 GB 4266Mhz (two 2x8 kits) of trident Z RGB @3600Mhz CL 14 CR=1T

MOBO: ASUS CROSSHAIR HERO VI AM4

GFX: GTX 1080Ti MSI Gaming X

Cooler: NXZT Kraken X62 280mm AIO

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2+6GB WD 6Gb red

HOTAS: Thrustmaster Warthog + CH pro pedals

Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD Freesync HDR400 1440P

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I just finished

 

"Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, Close air support aircraft"

By Yefim gordon and Alan Dawes

Thermaltake Kandalf LCS | Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R | Etasis ET750 (850W Max) | i7-920 OC to 4.0 GHz | Gigabyte HD5850 | OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 2000 | 2 X 30GB OCZ Vertex SSD in RAID 0 | ASUS VW266H 25.5" | LG Blue Ray 10X burner | TIR 5 | Saitek X-52 Pro | Logitech G930 | Saitek Pro flight rudder pedals | Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yet another! :D

 

Air combat: The new face of war, Time life Editor.

 

174 pages comprising combat history over Vietnam and Midle east. Tactics, and electronic theories of radar employment. Shows Computerized Combat training either on Simulators or out in the training range while its being tracked on the ground.

 

Cheers!

[sigpic]http://forums.eagle.ru/signaturepics/sigpic4448_29.gif[/sigpic]

My PC specs below:

Case: Corsair 400C

PSU: SEASONIC SS-760XP2 760W Platinum

CPU: AMD RYZEN 3900X (12C/24T)

RAM: 32 GB 4266Mhz (two 2x8 kits) of trident Z RGB @3600Mhz CL 14 CR=1T

MOBO: ASUS CROSSHAIR HERO VI AM4

GFX: GTX 1080Ti MSI Gaming X

Cooler: NXZT Kraken X62 280mm AIO

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2+6GB WD 6Gb red

HOTAS: Thrustmaster Warthog + CH pro pedals

Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD Freesync HDR400 1440P

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

100 missions North By Brigadier Gen. Ken Bell

 

Pak Six By G.I. Basel

 

On Yankee Stadion - John B. Nichols

 

The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots By John E. Lewis

 

YEAGER By Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos

 

And finally one of the best books ever written by a fighterpilot:

Phantom over Vietnam by John Trotti

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well for those I mentioned I sent pectures here, check all the three posts I made.

[sigpic]http://forums.eagle.ru/signaturepics/sigpic4448_29.gif[/sigpic]

My PC specs below:

Case: Corsair 400C

PSU: SEASONIC SS-760XP2 760W Platinum

CPU: AMD RYZEN 3900X (12C/24T)

RAM: 32 GB 4266Mhz (two 2x8 kits) of trident Z RGB @3600Mhz CL 14 CR=1T

MOBO: ASUS CROSSHAIR HERO VI AM4

GFX: GTX 1080Ti MSI Gaming X

Cooler: NXZT Kraken X62 280mm AIO

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2+6GB WD 6Gb red

HOTAS: Thrustmaster Warthog + CH pro pedals

Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD Freesync HDR400 1440P

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 years later...

Don't mean to be a "Thread Necromancer" but I just got a copy of

"Aviation Classics magazine:Harrier"

 

It's good, I never seen this magazine before. Lots of little details I never knew about the harrier and it's development. Haven't read the whole thing but so far so good.

Things like the Hawker Siddeley P.1154, which I had never heard about before.


Edited by mvsgas

To whom it may concern,

I am an idiot, unfortunately for the world, I have a internet connection and a fondness for beer....apologies for that.

Thank you for you patience.

 

 

Many people don't want the truth, they want constant reassurance that whatever misconception/fallacies they believe in are true..

Link to post
Share on other sites

Groove,

 

Pak Six is well written with lots of combat and a good dose of technical info as well as few quirks that only a pilot would know. The down side is it's under 200 pages.

 

Scream of Eagles is another excellent aerial warfare during the Vietnam war. If you want to know how and why Top Gun got started then this book is it. The book started with a hot chit pilot, flying a Skyray, who decided to pick a fight with an F-86 Sabre that just spanked an F8 crusader. Guess who won? :D

ED have been taking my money since 1995. :P

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Best thing I've read this year? "One Day in a Long War" by Jeff Ethell and Alfred Price. Got it used but in almost perfect condition for pretty much nothing from Amazon in the UK. I paid £0.01 plus £2.80 postage. What a freakin' bargain!

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/185367074X/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1318176400&sr=8-1&condition=used

 

An excellent book, the best I've read for a while. An interesting and somewhat different perspective in that it covers in detail what happened in the air on a single day (May 10th 1972). This is a refreshing change from books that try to cover a whole conflict and only skim the surface.

 

A good day to choose - it was the day that Cunningham and Driscoll got the 3 MiG's that made them US Navy aces. Also the day that the US Air Force's Ritchie and Debellevue got their first MiG. They also would go on to become 'Nam aces. But this book is of interest to ground pounders too, it covers how strikes are put together and a little about their protection with chaff flights and jamming aircraft.

 

Some nice photos I've not seen published before in there too.

 

It even has stuff about what it was like to be on the ground - from a French journalist in Hanoi plus the British Consul-General.

[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]

Sorry Death, you lose! It was Professor Plum....

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...