By Richard Pike
From the highly-successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the 'Boys' series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections 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. Including a chapter by Neville Duke, Hawker Aircraft's chief test pilot, other tales recount the Aden emergency, the 1971 Indo/Pakistan war and a race against the odds in Gibraltar. All instances demonstrate the exceptional performance of this aircraftand illustrate its well-renowned lengthy service life with the RAF and internationally. In addition to the original photographs that accompany the text, renowned aviation artist Chris Stone has provided paintings especially for the book. The scope, style and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.
I know the hunter well service and repair in the Sultanate of Oman. Not a ease aircraft to work on but what a looker and could hold its own against a F16 at low level. Would have been nice to see some input from the contract flyers in the Oman but never the less a good read.
Serious, witty and infinitely readable accounts of flying in the glory days in the most glorious of aeroplanes.
Relax, read, enjoy
Have read others in this series and as then not disappointed really good read and to know the ups and downs of pilots crews and different aircraft involved means as you read so much to them and their comrades very good