Wings of the Weird and Wonderful  [9781902109169]

Wings of the Weird and Wonderful
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Date Added: Wednesday 24. November, 2010
Wings of the Weird & Wonderful

Eric Brown is one of those names that has passed into myth among aircraft enthusiasts and modellers, and justifiably so as his flying career eventually landed him in the Guinness Book of Records, having flown more different aircraft types - basic types, not including sub-variants - than any other pilot in the world. Brown logged some 490 types in the course of his career, and this book selects fifty-three of them and offers his personal account of each, as recorded in his log book.

Brown's accounts are full and frank, sometimes hair-raising, sometimes amusing, but always informative and of enormous interest to the enthusiast.

While the book is beautifully presented, and lavishly illustrated, it is the selection of aircraft involved that will really make this book of maximum interest. Brown's take on the Bearcat and Tigercat, for instance, that US readers might suppose he had no business concerning himself with. Or the half-scale Short Stirling, the S.29, which many of us will never even have heard of.

Alphabetically laid out, from Avro Lancaster to Winter Zaunk6nig, this is a most enjoyable read, and can be recommended to all.

Barry Brine - Scale Aviation Modeller – December 2010
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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