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Red Eagles : America's secret MiGs

Author: Steve Davies
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2008.
Series: General Aviation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics.
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Davies, Steve, 1975-
Red Eagles.
Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2008278087
(OCoLC)231885515
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Davies
ISBN: 9781849088404 1849088403 1299593577 9781299593572
OCLC Number: 759513257
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Part 1: Acquiring "The Assets"; Chapter 1: HAVE MiGs, 1968-69; Chapter 2: A Genesis for the Red Eagles, 1972-77; Part 2: Laying the Ground Work; Chapter 3: CONSTANT PEG and Tonopah, 1977-79; Chapter 4: The Red Eagles' First Days and the Early MiGs; Chapter 5: The "Flogger" Arrives, 1980; Chapter 6: Gold Wings and the Admiral, 1981; Part 3: Expanded Exposures and Red Flag, 1982-85; Chapter 7: The Fatalists, 1982; Chapter 8: Postai's Crash; Chapter 9: Exposing the TAF, 1983; Chapter 10: "The Air Force is Coming," 1984. Chapter 11: From Black to Gray, 1985Part 4: The Final Years, 1986-88; Chapter 12: Goodbye Indonesian Fishbeds, 1986; Chapter 13: "Red Country," 1987; Chapter 14: Intelligence & Analysis; Chapter 15: Arrival Shows, 1988; Postscript; Endnotes; Appendices; Glossary; Imprint.
Series Title: General Aviation.
Responsibility: Steve Davies.
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From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics.

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"Davies' Red Eagles is a fitting tribute to [the pilots who died flying the Mi-Gs], and to all those who flew and supported the MiG training effort. His is a wonderful tale, superbly told, unveiling Read more...

 
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