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Author Lloyd, Ron, author.

Title Fast Jets to Spitfires : A Cold War Fighter Pilot's Story / Ron Lloyd.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pen & Sword Books, [2020]


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Summary "A memoir of RAF service in the postwar era and the golden age of British military aviation, including photos. How often have you glanced skyward at the sound of a passing aircraft and wondered what it would be like to fly one of those gleaming metal machines? Or admired the skill and daring of the fighter pilot swooping down upon his enemy in the awe-inspiring, unrivaled elegance of a Spitfire? Ron Lloyd has had the experience of flying the majestic propeller-driven aircraft of the Second World War as well as the roaring, sound-barrier-breaking jets of the Cold War -- and in this exciting book, he places the reader in the cockpit, describing what it really feels like to be sitting at the controls of a fighter aircraft. Lloyd joined the RAF after World War II, and during his early service he was selected as one of the pilots to fly the wartime aircraft in the feature film The Battle of Britain , giving him the opportunity to fly a Spitfire and even a Messerschmitt Bf 109 during the six weeks of filming. His role with the RAF, on the other hand, saw him on the front line in the Cold War, piloting de Havilland Vampires, Hawker Hunters, Gloster Javelins, Lightnings, and Phantoms. He also served on exchange in the USA where he flew Convair F-102s, Convair F-106s, and Lockheed T-33s. Packed with unique photographs of the golden age of British military aviation, Fast Jets to Spitfires allows readers to experience, through Ron Lloyd's graphic accounts, the pure joy of being airborne."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Fighter pilots -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Aviation & Nautical.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781526759092 (pdf)
9781526759061 (print)
Standard No. 9781526759092
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