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    The Lightning Boys: 2: True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic Fighter (Hardback) By (author) Richard Pike

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    DescriptionThe sequel to the best-selling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into postwar fighter operations. In 20 separate stories to intrigue, amaze and amuse, the book has been compiled and written by Richard Pike, himself a former Lightning pilot. The reader is taken to situations as diverse as intercepting 60 plus enemy aircraft, a desperate struggle in a cockpit flooded by tropical downpours, the difficulties of being affected by sudden and painful toothache at high altitude, and the curious encounter with an unidentified flying object. Yet another chapter paints a dramatic reconstruction of a scene in Germany when a Lightning, having entered an inadvertent, out-of-control spin, began an earthwards plunge towards a town centre.


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    Title
    The Lightning Boys: 2
    Subtitle
    True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic Fighter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Pike
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781909166134
    ISBN 10: 1909166138
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14370
    LC classification: UG
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV3, 1DBK
    DC23: 623.7464
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w photo sections
    Publisher
    GRUB STREET
    Imprint name
    GRUB STREET
    Publication date
    30 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London