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Old January 4th, 2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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What a great forum!

I'm here as a history enthusiast and I enjoy reading books, watching history programmes etc etc,

I have no particular expertise to offer having spent a career working on military aircraft and vanguard class submarines. These platforms are still in service.

However this book is a very useful reference on the subject of Military Aircraft: -

From Triplane to Typhoon
By James H Longworth
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Old January 4th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #2

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Old January 4th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #3

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Old January 4th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #5

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WELCOME! I have a friend who wants to become a fighter pilot, maybe you can recommend some reading that I can pass on to him?
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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WELCOME! I have a friend who wants to become a fighter pilot, maybe you can recommend some reading that I can pass on to him?
Certainly its a very specific career path in the Uk. Other countries may be different.

He or She needs to maintain very high levels of fitness. Certainly as high as a professional sportsman.

In terms of books, I really can't advise, but pilots do need an expert understanding of aerodynamics, digital flight control systems, global positioning / navigation, defensive aids, environmental control, engines, radar etc etc.

I would go to my armed forces career centre and follow their advice.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #7

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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #9

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Old January 5th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #10
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I have been a touch misleading for which my apologies are due.

I'm a civilian who worked for a defence contractor - BAE Systems - as a software engineer.
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