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Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat

Author: Dan Hampton
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From 1986 to 2006, Lt. Col. Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, the elite Air Force fighter squadrons whose mission is recognized as the most dangerous job in modern air combat. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. They must skillfully evade being shot down--and then return to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Dan Hampton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Hampton
ISBN: 9780062130358 0062130358 9780062130341 006213034X
OCLC Number: 777621138
Notes: Includes index.
"One of America's deadliest F-16 aviators"--Jacket.
Description: 337 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Angel of death --
YGBSM --
Cold war and hot times --
The elephant --
Fly like an Egyptian --
Patchwearer --
Intermission --
Shock and awe --
Sandstorm --
The valley of the shadow --
SAMbush --
ELI 33 --
Endgame.
Responsibility: Dan Hampton.

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A twenty-year battle-seasoned pilot who flew 151 combat missions in the world's most iconic fighter plane - the F-16 Fighting Falcon - the Viper as its pilots call it. A fighter pilot who came of age  Read more...

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"A rare riveting memoir of a highly decorated fighter pilot that's packed with grit, swagger, and great humor. Do not miss this one!" -- W.E.B. GRIFFIN & WILLIAM E. BUTTERWORTH IV "Hampton's one of Read more...

 
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