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Mission to mach 2 : a fighter pilot's memoir of supersonic flight

Author: Robert Earl Haney; Lee Courtnage
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As pilots gradually learned to navigate speeds up to Mach II, their courage and stamina were tested to the limit. This engaging memoir relays the life story of a famed pilot who flew supersonic jets for the United States Air Force during the Cold War through Vietnam and beyond"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Earl Haney; Lee Courtnage
ISBN: 9780786463169 0786463163
OCLC Number: 664656872
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Breaking the sound barrier --
My first mentors --
Aviation cadet : jet age training --
Supersonic flight : the F-86 --
Fighter jet nuclear capability --
Flight test --
Return to tactical fighters --
USAF Thunderbirds --
Southeast Asian war --
Fighter weapons school : terminal guided weapons --
Air war college and test and evaluation --
Operational testing --
Field commander --
The last day.
Responsibility: Robert Earl Haney with Lee Courtnage.

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