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From the cockpit

De Havilland Sea Hornet  # 5

By  Alan J. Leahy

Ted's Corner


Number Five in this series of books lives up to the reputation of the first, it is a collection of accounts  from men who  flew and maintained the Sea Hornet. Primarily it is a book about the real thing and not a book on modelling the aircraft but there is plenty contained within these pages for modellers, with excellent photos of the planes from every conceivable angle, close ups and group shots. There are four pages of colour illustrations for those interested in unit markings and although the photos are all monochrome (black and white) they are all excellent quality and from an era when colour photography was not the norm it is today.
The accounts and experiences of the men involved makes interesting reading, I couldn't put the book down, and there are pages full of details such as cockpit displays, manufacturing photos and some unintentional hazardous landings.
Ships and Squadrons are in a section towards the rear with brief histories and lots of Photos of personnel and aircraft.

An excellent publication, interesting, absorbing  and quality throughout, a soft back printed on glossy paper and a book  that is a must for your bookshelf.

Available from Hannants Price 14.95

side views


Ted Taylor March 2007

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