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    The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning (Hardback) By (author) Richard Pike

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    DescriptionAccording to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this timely and entertaining book which, with over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end. Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic display pilot, an implausible yet true account of telepathic communication, and an extraordinary episode when a Lightning pilot on an exchange programme with the French Air Force became embroiled in a mid-air collision. An unverified yet probably genuine world record is revealed in one of the chapters. In addition to the original photographs that accompany the text, the renowned aviation artist Chris Stone (himself a former Lightning pilot) has provided a unique sketch as well as copies of some of his paintings. The style, scope and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.


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    Title
    The Lightning Boys
    Subtitle
    True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Pike
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 553 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908117151
    ISBN 10: 190811715X
    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: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    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
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, JWMV, WGM
    Publisher
    GRUB STREET
    Imprint name
    GRUB STREET
    Publication date
    20 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London