Résumé : What can we learn from British fighter pilots’ memoirs? Surely, the first element is the possibility to read some factual components on their involvement in Afghanistan and how they appreciate their “missions”. Yet, there is something else one can read in-between the lines: how the imaginary of war came to be established in the relations between the fighter pilots and their machines. The nexus between technologies, technological discourses, and the construction of representations that ultimately influence attitudes and behaviours is patent, yet rarely investigated.