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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Next to the Essendon Drome, Under South End, North/South Runway!

    Thumbs up Books, books, books !!

    ok moved flat's, so the hundred's book came with me, ok found some I was ment to read, first one is two book's in one, B-17 FORTRESS AT WAR, BY ROGER A FREEMAN, SECOND HALF B-29 SUPERFORTRESS AT WAR BY DAVID A ANDERTON, ISBN 1 85648 356 8

    just to take a sqiz at the other side, The Last Year of the Luftwaffe, May 1944 to May 1945, by Alfred Price,
    ISBN 0905-778-74 X

    OK last one I got given when just 13, THE FIGHTER ACE'S OF THE R.A.F, BY E.C.R.BAKER MADE AND PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN, by hazell Watson & viney ltd, Aylesbury, buck's 45001710 9

    all great read's
    Cheer's all far and WIDE!! , Tally Ho from Phil in Oz!


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    Apr 2013
    London, England
    Screaming Angels: How the Soviets stole Rolls Royce's best jet engine and built the greatest fighter in the world.

    I couldn't see anywhere else on the forum specific to books published so I am creating a thread. If anybody knows of a pre-existing thread for books, please let me know!

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Size:  17.9 KBI am the author Lazlo Ferran and loosely associated with the Stirling Project (project to build a replica Short Stirling cockpit). My new book Screaming Angels is, I believe, the first novel published that is based on the dodgy deal Rolls Royce did with the Soviets to supply 10 (some say 20) of the then new Nene engine to Russia at the order or Stafford Cripps.

    Unfortunately, although the Brits didn't believe the Russians would be able to reverse-engineer the secret Nimonic alloy used in the turbine blades, the Russians found a way to steal some samples of the milled alloy and thus build a copy of the Nene engine for their new MiG-15 jet fighter.

    The result was a fighter that scared the pants off of allied fighter pilots and out-performed the new F-86 Sabre for the first year of the Korean War. It cost the life of many allied pilots and caused the USA to distrust the British aeronautical industry, to the point of imposing restrictions on the De Havilland Comet airliner's operation.

    I researched the book as thoroughly as I could and made it as factual as possible while hopefully making it a fast-paced spy thriller for those less interested in the technical details. However, my background is in design and I am from a long line of engineers, so I hope the tech stuff is up to scratch. Hope you enjoy.

    Here is the blurb:
    1946: A Soviet delegation is collecting ten examples of the Rolls Royce Nene engine; at that time the most powerful jet engine in the world. Their plan: to steal the secrets of the engine’s classified rotor material and copy it.

    Rolls Royce manager Edward struggles to foil the Russians while trying to understand his feelings for beautiful Soviet delegate Yulia, fully aware of the tragic consequences should he fail.

    Hot love in the Cold War, set against one of the strangest deals the British ever made with Soviet Russia, and one that would infuriate the USA.

    The eBook is on Amazon here:

    The Screaming Angels paperback is published in the USA but available to order at any branch of Waterstones, Foyles or Blackwell's. If yo are in the USA, many branches of B&N have it in stock - see this page for details:

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