The Handley Page Victor
By Roger Brooks
Some aircraft inspire passion, others nostalgia, but others, often the unsung heroes, are more of a connoisseur’s choice. The Handley Page Victor easily falls into this last category.
In this follow-up to The Handley Page Victor: The History and Development of a Classic Jet, Volumes I and II, Roger Brooks extends his earlier historical narratives, this time offering an action-packed and riveting memoir of a career spanning forty years.
The book charts changes as they occurred in the aeronautical industry from the 1950’s onwards and, as such, it should appeal to both individuals who were caught up in events at the time as well as students of the era. In addition to the aircraft itself, Roger worked extensively with tankers, refuelling the Victor as it took part in a variety of operations in the fraught Cold War era. He brings all aspects of his career to life across these pages, offering the kind of details that can only be gained by first-hand experience.
Vintage Airfix Review:
This book is a great read and a unique insight into a great aircraft with some personal stories from the time.
Some of the detailed information that Roger discloses can be a little to technical but for the enthusiast it is a book that you will not be able to put down.