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The 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force
Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Introduction by Chief of the Air Staff Sir Glenn Torpy.
Officially endorsed by the RAF
290 x 258mm (landscape)
200+ full colour photographs
Hardback with dust jacket
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, author and photographer Jamie Hunter presents Fighting Force - an exciting, adrenalin-fuelled look at the men and machines of the RAF.
This large, colourful and engaging book will present the reader with a fascinating insight into RAF life, showing all of the RAFs combat and support aircraft in operation, combined with captivating images of the dedicated men and women who work with these warplanes both in the air and on the ground.
This superbly illustrated book puts you in the cockpit of a Eurofighter Typhoon; hurtling down a tight valley at 500mph at an altitude of 250ft in a Tornado GR4; landing a C-130 Hercules on a rough landing strip to re-supply troops with vital resources; operating a Chinook helicopter in the zero-visibility conditions of a dusty desert at night whilst being shot at. These are just some of the challenging situations that the dedicated men and women of the Royal Air Force can find themselves facing on a daily basis.
Fighting Force offers a fascinating overview of the Royal Air Force and presents a comprehensive gallery of dynamic images demonstrating the wide range of skills required of today's RAF personnel - from exhilarating fast-jet flying and challenging logistical support, to complex state-of-the-art engineering and dangerous force protection. Making the grade to be the best in the RAF requires the combination of dedicated staff and world-leading equipment. Add to this the RAF's extraordinary history, pride and professionalism, and you have an awesome 'Fighting Force'.
Jamie Hunter is a skilled and creative aviation photographer who has worked closely with the RAF to capture stunningly dynamic images of the 'best of the best' - the dedicated pilots, crew, engineers, groundstaff and aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Jamie Hunter is the Director of Aviacom Ltd, his own company that specialises in delivering media services to the aerospace industry, which includes capturing the finest possible images that best depict the aeroplanes and the people who fly and support them at work.
The RAF's kit is pictured in crisp detail above glorious British countryside: lochs and valleys and rocky coastline. If you want to know what the underside of a Typhoon lookes like, fully loaded up and gleaming in the sunshine at 20,000ft, photographer Jamie Hunter's book is a real treat. As well as strapping in for hundreds of flights and coming back with the photographic goods, Hunter did his homework on the ground. His interviews with pilots and technicians reveal the human story that, combined with technological innovation, gives the fighting force its winning edge.
Review by: Defence Focus Magazine,
Aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with Jamie Hunter's outstanding photography and many of the images in Fighting Force have been captured in air-to-air sorties flown specifically for this book. Reproduction quality is excellent and the narrative features many interviews with serving personnel, making it more than just a record of the 'state of the air force'.
Review by: Airscene UK Magazine,
The thing that strikes one immediately on opening the large landscape format volume is the superb quality of the reproduction. What we have here is an excellent look at the modern RAF, extremely impressive in visual terms, which does the job of illustrating the service very well indeed. The RAF should consider itself extremely happy with the result.
Review by: Aircraft Illustrated Magazine,
With over 200 stunning images and text from aviation photographer Jamie Hunter, this large format book presents the reader with a fascinating insight into RAF life, showing all of the Forces's combat and support aircraft in operation, and the dedicated men and women who work with these warplanes, both in the air and on the ground.
Review by: Best of British Magazine,
Fighting Force is a beautifully-illustrated book which captures some of the adrenalin-fuelled excitement experienced by the Service's airmen and women. It is a remarkable read and one book I will continue to pick up from the coffee table time and time again.
Review by: Kent Messenger Newspaper,
Launched to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the RAF, Fighting Force is a beautifully illustrated book . It gives a fascinating insight into the history of the RAF, portraying officers in combat and support aircraft in operation, juxtaposed with breath-taking images of the warplanes both in the air and on the ground.
Review by: Thanet Extra Newspaper,