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29 September 2021

Fresh from regaling us with stories of the Spitfire and Lancaster, pilot John Nicholl returns to familiar ground with the story of the Panavia Tornado and his own role in the Gulf War. In fact, calling this book Tornado is a little misleading, it’s not about the development and deployment of the plane, it’s about Operation Desert Storm and the role of the Tornado and those who flew it.

As such, it starts with a map of the operation and rapidly gets into the missions. Here John’s own experiences are invaluable as he is a good writer and combines both the technical aspects of flying missions at 200ft in the dark along with the emotional impact of flying and fighting.

There are three excellent colour photo plate sections interspersed in the text and John doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the action or what happened to those who were shot down or killed and the effect that had on their families back home.

  • Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN 978-1-4711-8052-1
  • 478 pages. Hardback. £20



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