Leo Marriott has written numerous books on aviation, naval and military subjects including Treaty Cruisers, Catapult Aircraft, Jets at Sea and Early Jet Fighters: British and American 1944-1954. He is now retired after a fifty-year career as an air traffic controller but still maintains his pilot's licence flying a syndicate-owned Cessna 172. Apart from aviation and naval history, his other interests include sailing, photography and painting.
...this book provides excellent coverage of a lesser-known aspect of airpower development, and the wealth of photos makes it enjoyable and interesting. -- Air Power History Leo Marriott's book is simply superb. -- Books Monthly Highly recommended for modelers and non-modelers alike....This is a fun read. Don't miss out on this one. -- IPMS/USA If you find the subject as fascinating as [I do], you will certainly want to pick this one up. -- ModelingMadness.Com It's a great book for any jet aircraft enthusiast and gives a diverse overview of the major players of the Cold War. -- Bigdaddymodeler