Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Quick Review - Phoenix Squadron by Rowland White

I had high hopes of the next book by the author of Vulcan 607, but ended up a little disappointed. While the format is much the same, the historical background, engineering details and events of a British military air operation, the brutal fact is that the mission described in the new book was less complicated, a good deal less risky, and had virtually no impact on the public imagination at the time. As a result the author spends a lot more time on the background of the mission, including long chapters on the history of everyone involved in the story, and this sort of thing does get a little repetitive.

Unless you are VERY interested in the minutiae of carrier aviation I really can't recommend it, it just isn't anything like as good as its predecessor.

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