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Air Combat: A History of Fighter Pilots
     

Air Combat: A History of Fighter Pilots

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by Robert F. Dorr
 

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From the dogfights of World War II to the high-tech missile duels of today, those who wage war in the skies-and the machines they fly-are a breed apart. Pushing themselves to the cutting edge of speed and skill, their battleground is among the clouds-where every fight they survive is a victory. As the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor decimates the Pacific Fleet, a few

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From the dogfights of World War II to the high-tech missile duels of today, those who wage war in the skies-and the machines they fly-are a breed apart. Pushing themselves to the cutting edge of speed and skill, their battleground is among the clouds-where every fight they survive is a victory. As the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor decimates the Pacific Fleet, a few determined pilots manage to get their planes airborne-and take the fight to the enemy... Over North Vietnam, crippled by cannon fire that tears a four-foot hole through his aircraft, a flyer must use all of his guts-and wits-to make it home alive... As Operation Desert Storm is unleashed, an F-15C Eagle squadron proves its worth as it takes out Saddam Hussein's air forces, and makes air combat history...

These are just a few of the riveting true stories of aerial warfare as told by those who were there. In Air Combat, veteran and military author Robert F. Dorr has collected dozens of interviews from combat veterans who have faced the enemy in the skies above-from the first days of World War II to the current war on terror. Each story offers a firsthand account of what it's like to be in the thick of the fight; describes the history, strengths, and weaknesses of each man's plane in detail; and offers readers a rare glimpse into the minds and hearts of those who dare to fight in the air.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425217412
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert F. Dorr, a veteran, retired American diplomat, and author, has written more than 60 books on air operations. He lives with his family and Labrador retriever.

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