Typhoon Pilot by Desmond Scott lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Leo Cooper, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
3rd printing. [First Published: 1982] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: This is one mans story, an autobiography if you like, but it is too the story of an aircraft. The Typhoon or Tiffy as it was affectionately known. They were not easy aircraft to fly. Of them fighter ace Desmond Scott writes Whereas the Spitfire always behaved like a well-mannered thoroughbred on first acquaintance, the Typhoon always reminded me of a low-bred carthorse whose pedigree had received a sharp infusion of hot-headed sprinters blood. In this brilliant account of his time as the young and dashing commander of a rumbustious New Zealand Air Force squadron, and later of an RAF wing, in the dramatic fighting of World War II, Desmond Scott tells a lively, action-packed story of conflict in the air. He describes the heated battles over Normandy both before and during the invasion and later as the Germans retreated, utterly defeated (to be caught in the Falaise Pocket), he tells how they were harried and battered on the land but equally devastated from the air by the famous cab ranks of Typhoons. Later on we follow the battle-hardened squadrons into Belgium, Holland and Germany where the final actions of the campaign were fought and where the Typhoons all too soon to be forgotten as instruments of war fought their last bloody actions. This is a truly remarkable account of air warfare seen from the sharp end and at the same time a tribute to one of World War IIs most potent weapons The Typhoon.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 168 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military Air Force category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!