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A Century of Air Warfare With Nine (IX) Squadron, RAF: Still Going Strong
: A Century of Air Warfare With Nine (IX) Squadron, RAF: Still Going Strong
: Gordon Thorburn
: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 1783036346
: 2014
: EPUB
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In the earliest days of World War One, when IX Squadron was formed, we went to the fight in little 50mph machines that were barely capable of taking pilot and observer, a gun and a few small, hand-held bombs into the sky, especially on a windy day. When we took a wireless set, to spot for the artillery and report on troop movements, the extra load forced the defenseless pilot to leave his observer behind.
A century later, IX (B) Squadron flies jets that can exceed the speed of sound, place laser-guided missiles within a few centimeters of the target, and transmit the most complex data in real time across the globe.







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