- Colonel Mandeep Singh
- ARRSE Rating
- 4 Mushroom Heads
The tales are largely chronological and thus easy to follow. The writing is generally clear, with refreshing enthusiasm and exuberance. The one criticism is that Soviet / Russian missiles are referred to by a variety of names, for example what Cold Warriors know as the SA-2 Guideline is also referred to as S-75, Dvina, Desna and V-750. All unnecessarily confusing, particularly as the limited glossary has no list of missiles.
The non-air-defender (like me) would probably benefit from an introduction to the general technologies and tactics – it can be picked up from the text but I feel I would have learned much more had I had an introductory briefing.
That aside, this is a readable, well researched and well-presented book on a subject that is of vital importance to any ground pounder or jet jockey. Read it.