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A recommended read for military aviation buffs and anyone interested in how government procurement works.
Author Richard Whittle has written a very interesting, compelling history of the birth of the tilt rotor concept and how that has evolved into the V-22 Osprey.
The book reads well, despite a few editing shortfalls, and through Whittle's engaging writing style, the book is hard to put down.
Despite the weird title this is an excellent history of one of the most important aircraft developed since the Wright Brothers. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Ken Mort
Best book I've read in a long time. Great insight into the military industrial complex, development at Bell and Boeing and an overall pleasure to read. Read morePublished 10 days ago by joseph
It was really interesting to learn the process of the tiltrotor coming to fruition. Understanding the hurdles that were overcome makes me have a better appreciation for the hard... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I worked on this program for 20 years. The author has excellent sources and has the facts mostly right. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gaddy
Excellent description of the intrigue involved in getting this boundary shattering aircraft built and into our military inventory. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
About "Red Dragon" and "Faces of War" - I lived it and at my age I thought it was time to see what it was all about. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charles Lusardi