“Author Andrew Brookes takes a look at the design and development of the Valiant including the build up of various units and the equipment that was used by the aircraft. We also get a good look at its time when it was used to test nuclear bombs in the South Pacific. The changes in mission are also closely followed so we can see how Valiant operations were carried out. Of course there are a goodly number of pilot and crew stories to go along with all of these events. This is very much a part of what makes this such an enticing series. Also included are quite a few full color profiles of Valiants in every camouflage scheme and with every unit that flew the aircraft. The book concludes with a brief synopsis of all the units that flew the aircraft.
In all, I found the book to be a superb read about an aircraft that is often overlooked. Most highly recommended.”
- Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2012)
“…enthusiasts of strategic bombing history will find [this book] fascinating.”
- David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com
“Andrew Brookes’s excellent book covers [the] achievements [of the Valian Units] and much more.”
- Aviation History (March 2014)