Provides an excellent survey of the RAF's role in helping American fighters develop top-notch craft and techniques... includes thirty specially commissioned original color artworks and five vintage photos. All are outstanding military guides recommended for specialty military collections.
California Bookwatch (November 2008)
Number 84 in the highly successful [Aircraft of the Aces] series addresses a very specific subject and makes use of the talents of two well known authors, one British, one American. Following the well-established format of authoratative text supplemeted by rare photos and a folio of color profiles, this book describes the efforts of a dedicated group of skilled aviators... Thomas is a serving RAF officer and has established himself as an authority on his service's long and rich history. Thompson, likewise, is a respected historian on Army/Air Force and Navy/Marine subjects as well as an avid collector of rare photographs. Thus, this book cannot fail to impress and add to the log of information on nightfighters.
Naval Aviation News (March 2009)
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the history and development of Nightfighters of WWII. For those individuals, it will become a valuable resource and inspiration for their modeling. Even if the reader does not have that particular interest, this book will still be an educational and fun book to read. I enjoyed it enough that I've just added two US Nightfighter model kits to my 'Christmas Wish List.'
Keith Pruitt, IPMS (November 2009)
As this book tells the story of American night-flyers from the England to Burma, from North Africa to New Guinea, it carries between the lines the evolution of the specialized aircraft, the history of the secret technologies, and, indeed, the progress of the war. Andrew Thomas & Warren Thompson present great detail about the nightfighters' achievements that would not likely be found in another single source. As I would with every other Osprey book I have encountered, I would recommend this book for the bookshelves of anyone interested in WWII generally and WWII aerial activities in particular.
David Stubblebine, World War II Database (October 2008)
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