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The thrilling account of the Typhoon FGR4s in the war against ISIS, from the RAF Wing commander who led them into combat.

The Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 is the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft in the world. Capable of flying at nearly twice the speed of sound and powering to a height of more than 10 miles in less time than it takes to boil a kettle, a single Typhoon can also deliver a heavy bombload with such lethal precision that a whole squadron of Lancasters could not have guaranteed the same result.

Taking command of the RAF's premier Typhoon squadron represented the pinnacle of Mike Sutton's career as fighter pilot. Until the day he was told he would be leading 1 (Fighter) Squadron into battle against a bloody and brutal enemy hell-bent on establishing a permanent stronghold across Syria and Iraq and spreading terror across the free world.

Their mission was to help stop them in their tracks.

In proving the Typhoon in combat, they would be flying in some of the world's most treacherous skies, where ground fire, anti-aircraft artillery and the latest surface-to-air missiles posed a constant danger. The threat of getting shot down behind enemy lines was a fact of life.

Typhoon is the first inside account of the RAF's long war against ISIS; a campaign in which any mistake could have devastating consequences. The loss of innocent lives resulting from their fight against the enemy was simply not an option. 1 Squadron fought with distinction over the trenches of the First World War, in the Battle of Britain and during the Falklands War. Over an intense, extraordinarily demanding deployment against a brutal enemy, this gripping and dramatic story of modern conflict sees them in action once again.

©2021 Mike Sutton (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"An adrenaline-fuelled, gripping account that puts you right in the cockpit of one of the RAF's most modern combat aircraft. Typhoon is a rare insight into the high-pressure, high-stakes world of an RAF fighter squadron at war." (John Nichol)

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Insightfull, informative, exciting story

This is one of the best books, not just aviation, but in general, one of the best 3 books i have ever listened/read. Thank you sir, for sharing your story, I hope that by writing this book, you will help people understand the hardships of not just a fighter pilot, but of millitary service in general.

We tend to forget that there are places where evil does not sleep, and that the only thing it will stand down to is a stronger opposition. You trained the bigger part of your life for that one period when you had to protect what is dear and important - family, love, order. I believe your work was justified. It is a shame that not everybody will understand that. Thank you sir, for your service!

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I was driven to a tumult in the clouds

just finished it, brilliant, some pieces of this book will remain with me forever well done Mike,

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An immersive listen

Really fabulous immersive read. You even felt part of the banter. Thoroughly enjoyable. Read so well too.

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Gripping

Great listen and a great surprise to hear familiar names from my Air Cadet gliding days.

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Absolutely superb!

Having previously listened to Tornado this seemed a logical next book, and it doesn't disappoint. Very well written with enough insight into different facets of being a top level fighter pilot to keep me enthralled, interested and entertained.
I also had a lot of respect for those who flew/fly fast jets into combat but now I have even more. Very much recommend for anyone with a passing interest in aviation or war.

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A Fantastic Insight Into Modern Day Military Operations

Typhoon puts you right in the pilots seat, the stories are both fascinating and spine tingling - well worth listening too!

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Narration & Story Top Tier

A brilliant book which manages to be both concise and yet explore the right points without being patronising. Always interesting and moving at times Mike tells a great story in a modern time. For those who enjoy living bellow the clouds it’s great, for those who enjoy living above them it’s magnificent.

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Understanding the RAF

Great insight into the RAF for those of us in the other services.

Thoroughly enjoyed the Jesters reference in the early chapter. Nothing like sticking to the floor whilst downing a warm cocktail.

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Loved it!!

Couldn’t stop listening to this gripping and very eye opening account from a fighter pilot.

The narration by Simon and writing by Mike is perfect.

Highly recommended!!

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Absolutely Outstanding.

A fascinating insight into the life and experiences of a fast jet pilot.And if you want to know why only the very best get streamed onto single seat fast jet- listen to Typhoon.

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