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Skyhawks : the history of the RNZAF Skyhawk

Author: Don Simms; Nick Lee-Frampton
Publisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : WilsonScott, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This book is intended to give the reader an insight into what it was like to be in the close-knit team that was the RNZAF Air Combat Force. Whether in the flying units based at Ohakea and Nowra, NSW, or the support units at Ohakea and Woodbourne, they were true professionals, totally dedicated to operating, old, but well maintained aircraft, that were a testament to good old kiwi ingenuity and were far from being  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Simms; Nick Lee-Frampton
ISBN: 9781877427367 1877427365
OCLC Number: 741502708
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 375 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Air Commodore Gavin Howse --
Introduction --
1. Origins --
Politics and procrastination: 1962-1968 --
2. Training: June 1969 --
April 1970 --
3. On the way: April --
May 1970 --
4. Learning: 1970-1971 --
5. Operational: 1971-1976 --
6. In anger: 30 March 1976 --
7. ANZUS partner: 1977-1984 --
8. To replace or upgrade: 1981-1986 --
9. Project Kahu: from ballast to business: 1986-1991 --
10. Farewell to the dinosaur: 1987-1990 --
11. In the spirit of ANZAC --
2 Squadron and Nowra: 1991-2001 --
12. Perfection --
75 Squadron: 1991-2001 --
13. Accidents and incidents --
14. Engineering voices --
15. Cockpit voices: Ohakea interviews, 1995 --
16. Defence reviews and reports: 1991-2001 --
17. The one that got away --
the F-16 deal: 1998-2000 --
18. Disbandment and redundancies: 2001 --
19. 'One lady owner': the disposal saga: 2002-2010 --
Appendix: facts & figures.
Responsibility: Don Simms and Nick Lee-Frampton.

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"This book is intended to give the reader an insight into what it was like to be in the close-knit team that was the RNZAF Air Combat Force. Whether in the flying units based at Ohakea and Nowra, NSW, or the support units at Ohakea and Woodbourne, they were true professionals, totally dedicated to operating, old, but well maintained aircraft, that were a testament to good old kiwi ingenuity and were far from being "clapped out", as others famously chose to describe them."--Front flap.

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