Miles M.52 by Tony Buttler
Association Member Tony Buttler has written what
must be, unless new information comes to light, the definitive account
of the Miles M.52 project. Every aspect of the aircraft from inception
to cancellation is thoroughly covered including contentious topics such
as the slab tailplane, the politics of the cancellation and the
involvement with Bell Aircraft. Tony’s research from original documents
has been most thorough and the text is well illustrated. This book is
as satisfying as ‘Winkle’ Brown’s was disappointing. The book, ISBN 9
781910 809044, is published by Crecy at £24.95.
Rhapsody in Blue by Graham Williams
Best known to Association Members as one of the
Transatlantic Air Race Harrier pilots, this book is Graham’s account of
his RAF career from schoolboy to Air Vice Marshall which covered the
Cold War. There is plenty in this book to interest the Hawker man
(Hunter and Harrier, Boscombe Down, Farnborough, the Air Race) and much
else including inside information on the AEW Nimrod fiasco. The book,
ISBN 978-1-78155-535-4, is published by Fonthill at £20. It is
illustrated with many photographs from Graham’s personal collection.
The Hawker Horsley is featured in ‘Database’
of the January 2017 issue as is the Sopwith Triplane in the February
issue which also has an article ‘I flew for Fidel’ in which the Cuban
Sea Fury operations are covered.