Phantom Air Combat

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

Defector Publisher's Summary

Colonel Yuri Andrenev, a respected test pilot, is trusted to evaluate the latest Soviet fighter, the Sukhoi Su27 "Flanker", from a secret test facility near Moscow. Surely he is above suspicion. With thoughts of defection in his mind, and flying close to the inner German border, could he be tempted to make a daring escape across the most heavily defended airspace in the world? A flight test against a MiG fighter begins a sequence of events that forces his hand, and after an unexpected air-to-air encounter he crosses the border with the help of British Phantom crews. How will Western intelligence use this unexpected windfall? Are Soviet efforts to recover the advanced fighter as devious as they seem, or could more-sinister motives be in play? Defector is a pacy thriller that reflects the intrigue of the Cold War. It takes you into the cockpit of the Phantom fighter jet with the realism that can only come from an author who has flown operationally in the NATO Central Region.

©2015 David Gledhill (P)2015 David Gledhill
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  • Book 1

    • Defector

    • Phantom Air Combat Book 1
    • By: David Gledhill
    • Narrated by: David Gledhill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Colonel Yuri Andrenev, a respected test pilot, is trusted to evaluate the latest Soviet fighter, the Sukhoi Su27 "Flanker", from a secret test facility near Moscow. Surely he is above suspicion. With thoughts of defection in his mind, and flying close to the inner German border, could he be tempted to make a daring escape across the most heavily defended airspace in the world?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great cold war military flight thriller

    • By ANDREW on 11-24-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Provocation

    • Phantom Air Combat, Book 2
    • By: David Gledhill
    • Narrated by: David Gledhill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A NATO reinforcement exercise held at a British airbase in West Germany brings British, American, and French fighter crews together to practice the air corridor policing mission. When a Pembroke transport aircraft engaged in a covert reconnaissance mission is intercepted by a MiG fighter and forced to land in East Germany, events escalate. Will the crew become a pawn in the relentless confrontation as the Soviets increase the rhetoric?

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Impact

    • Phantom Air Combat, Book 5
    • By: David Gledhill
    • Narrated by: David Gledhill
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Flying the Jaguar bomber in a Cold War West Germany, Nick Gleason is, perhaps, at the peak of his career but he is a loner struggling with his conscience and he begins to question the morality of his role. If war in Europe breaks out, he would be tasked to deliver a thermo-nuclear weapon to a target in the East.

    Regular price: $6.95