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Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Wed May 12, 2004 12:03 pm

Which is your favorite fiction book with a focus on war aircraft? I have to give the nod to Invasion, by Harris. The book is set in the future and its story has the Chinese Army invading the US. There is talk about a new stealth figer called the XF-34 and plenty of talk about other aircraft.
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RE: Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Wed May 12, 2004 12:25 pm

I rather enjoy the Dale Brown Dreamland series. The later Tinman plot is getting silly, but I still find them entertaining.
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RE: Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Wed May 12, 2004 10:54 pm

Ward Carroll's "Punk" series. Equal parts Stephen Coonts (who, IMNSHO should have quit after "Flight of the Intruder," which was quite good) and Joseph Heller.
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RE: Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Thu May 13, 2004 12:06 am

If your looking for that might be called Semi-Fiction you should give Dale Browns, Hammerheads and Storming Heaven a read. Both books are Pre Tinman so they are pretty darn good.

Hammerheads: Border Security is now done with Active law enforcement instead of Re-Active law enforcement and the V-22 gets to show it's stuff.

Storming Heaven: Just think 9-11 but with more financial backing.


Chains of Command is good also. Standard Mil-Av book but the main star is the FB-111, Also introduces Browns first major female character.

 
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RE: Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Thu May 13, 2004 9:49 am

I like Mark Berent's five book series on Southeast Asia. He weaves a lot of different platforms into the story line through the series.

Walt Boyne's books are also very good. He wrote The Wild Blue and also the multi-part Eagles series.
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RE: Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Thu May 13, 2004 3:51 pm

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (cant remember read so many), when the 747 smashes into capitol hill. The book had me riveted for hours. Very dramatic! I remember watcing him on CNN after 9-11.
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RE: Favorite War Fiction Book Concerning Aviation?

Fri May 14, 2004 5:53 am

Tom Clancy - Red Storm Rising - the scene near KEF when the B52s arrive "there was enough electromagnetic energy in the air to grill the birds in flight".
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