More Than Game: A Salute to the South Africa Air Force by Linden Birns soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Morningside: AirReport, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour photographs;
From the cover: More Than Game salutes the South African Air Force, its aircraft, crews and the dedicated people who support them. The title not only plays on the wildlife names given to many SAAF aircraft, but sums up the over-riding spirit which has prevailed, and will no doubt continue to prevail, among its members.
This books publication coincides with the SAAFs 75th anniversary. It traces the SAAFs development from the canvas-covered barnstormers of the 1920s to the computer-chip wonder-fighters of the 1990s.
Through Herman Potgieters superb photographs and Linden Birnss authoritative text, More Than Game describes a trim, re-focussed SAAF standing on the threshold of the new millennium.
It also examines the post-Second World War expansion and subsequent shrinking of the SAAFs fleet, the establishment and closure of bases and the roles of its squadrons.
In addition, More Than Game marks the high-points in the parallel emergence of South Africas defence aerospace industry and showcases the SAAF Museums fine efforts in preserving large sections of the nations underrated aviation heritage.
For the first time SAAF pilots publicly and frankly describe what it is like to fly various aircraft types. Their anecdotes augment many uncensored photographs, providing previously denied insights into what were recently regarded as top-secret and politically-sensitive pieces of military hardware.
More Than Game does not set out to copy previous publications in detailing orders of battle and historical minutiae. It rather paints a comprehensive picture of the contemporary SAAF, emphasising its readiness to take on fresh challenges, a mission for which it is More Than Game.
Introduction by: Lt-Gen James Kriel
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
White boards with Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 200 pages. Index. 11¾” x 10½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Military Air Force catalogue?