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Viper pilot : the autobiography of one of America's most decorated F-16 combat pilots

Author: Dan Hampton
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sure to rank as one of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, "Viper Pilot" is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Dan Hampton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Hampton
ISBN: 9780062130358 0062130358 9780062130341 006213034X 9780062130365 0062130366
OCLC Number: 812314551
Notes: Includes index.
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Prologue: Angel of death --
YGBSM --
Cold war and hot times --
The elephant --
Fly like an Egyptian --
Patchwearer --
Intermission --
Shock and awe --
"ELI 33" --
Sandstorm --
The valley of the shadow --
Sambush --
Endgame --
Epilogue --
Glossary --
Map of iraq.
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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"The best air combat memoir I have ever read... An incredible look into the unique culture of Wild Weasels."--Tyler Rogoway, Foxtrot Alpha, a Gawker Media site

 
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