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dieg777
07-23-2005, 02:48 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&categor...item=8319638425&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=69492&item=8319638425&rd=1)

for robert shaws book

Im not the seller its just in case someone was looking for this at a good price

good luck

CruiseTorpedo
07-23-2005, 09:27 AM
Anyone who has this book already should get a heads up. Do not leave it in a car on a hot summer day! I made this bad mistake a few days ago and the cover of the book warped, the glue that holds the pages melted and now it's a wreck! I was heading out with my wife early in the morning to get her hair done with several family members getting ready for her cousin's wedding. I knew I'd have nothing to do for hours and hours so I brought this book along. Once the wedding actually began around 1pm I just left the book in the car. I stayed behind to clean the church as they left for the reception so the book was in the car for about 3 or 4 hours when I came back to it in it's deformed state. I cried http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Please dont do this to your own!

ytareh
07-23-2005, 01:50 PM
I dont know was it Dieg who posted a similar heads up about this book about 6 months ago but I jumped in and bought it at the time.(No disrespect at all intended to him,I got an absolute bargain)I feel I should emphasise to interested community members however that this is a college style textbook.In fact the author is a retired US Navy'consultant' in aerial combat .It is 415 pages of text/written word .Dont expect colour pictures,there arent any photos whatsoever, although it has numerous line drawing style diagrams to show combat maneuvres.I dont think I got beyond page 20!!!I would describe it as 'heavy going' although I am a relative noob only barely getting to grips with "full real" settings.The back dust jacket has glowing reviews from JE Johnson(RAF),Pappy Boyington and 3 other great US far eastern aces called Scott,Olds and Cunningham.(So I guess that puts my gripes into perspective!)Im sure serious online hotshots would really benefit from this tome.With that in mind anyone interested in taking it off my hands at a fair price can email me although I would think that the cost of postage (20-30 euro ,its over a kilogram...)would make it prohibitive to anyone not very interested.Its not a 'light' read in any sense of the word!

dieg777
07-24-2005, 03:50 AM
Fair comment-ytareh - it isnt a beginners book and is a bit technical as highlighted in my review over at airwarfare forums, but it does have everything you need to know about air combat in one reference source. I think it is worth persevering with tho I had to read it in small bites at a time and found it worthwhile.
beginners will probably find it better to head over to this site for an introduction to the concepts

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/Tailspin/index.htm

ytareh - I have copied your comments into my review at airwarfare for others to see- if you object please let me know and I will remove them.

han freak solo
07-24-2005, 07:54 AM
I got a copy a while back and I give it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif. (Out of four http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif).

Now, if I would just apply what it teaches, I'd be an ace in this game!

ytareh
07-24-2005, 08:44 PM
Actually the postage on that book is less than/around half what I said so if any one is interested they can PM me before I stick it on 'the popular auction website' later in the week.