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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:   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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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 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 destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow. Today these vital missions are more hazardous than direct air-to-air engagement with enemy aircraft. Hampton's record number of strikes on high-value targets make him the most lethal F-16 Wild Weasel pilot in American history. This is his remarkable story.

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