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The Phantom in Focus: A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Cold War Warrior

Gledhill, David

Published by Fonthill Media
ISBN 10: 1781550484 / ISBN 13: 9781781550489
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Title: The Phantom in Focus: A Navigator's Eye on ...

Publisher: Fonthill Media

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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2015. Hardcover. The story of life on the frontline during the Cold War told in the words of a navigator who flew the iconic jet. Unique pictures show the Phantom in its true environment and show why the Phantom was the envy of NATO. It tells the inside story of some of the early problems, how the aircraft developed and events which shaped its history. Num Pages: 288 pages, 100 Black and white and 150 colour photographs. BIC Classification: JWMV3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 253 x 179 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1034. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781781550489

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Synopsis: THE PHANTOM is the original multi-role combat jet and one of the world's most iconic aircraft. Life on a Phantom squadron was fast, fun and exhilarating, but without the glamour portrayed in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun. This is the inside story, told by a veteran RAF navigator, of what it was actually like to fly in the cockpit of a Phantom at the height of the Cold War, when it stood as NATO's first line of defense with a record of 280 MiG kills. The mighty Phantom has an unrivaled service history. Fast, durable and deadly, it was a test bed for missile technology and held five speed records for an impressive thirteen years. But that is not to say it didn't have its faults - it was known (affectionately) among its crews as the 'Rhino', 'The Spook', 'Double Ugly', the 'Flying Brick' and the 'Lead Sled'. But despite this, its sheer power and lethal payload could never be ignored. With hundreds of spectacular, previously unpublished photographs - several taken from inside the cockpit - and many illuminating anecdotes that capture the truth behind the Hollywood glamour, The Phantom in Focus is a unique, honest and compelling tribute to a legendary aircraft.

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An incredible insight into life during the cold war told through the eyes of a navigator who flew in this iconic US jet. Many of the pictures are unique, captured from the cockpit, showing the Phantom in action.

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