The #1 New York Times bestselling master of the military genre puts readers right in the cockpit.
Tom Clancy's explorations of America's armed forces reveal exclusive, never- before-seen information on the people and technology that protect our nation. Here, the acclaimed author takes to the skies with the U.S. Air Force's elite: the Fighter Wing.
With his compelling style and unerring eye for detail, Clancy captures the thrill of takeoff, the drama of the dogfight, and the relentless dangers our fighter pilots face every day of their lives- showing readers what it really means to be the best of the best. This is the ultimate insider's look at an Air Force combat wing-the planes, the technology, and the people...with Tom Clancy behind the stick.
|Series:||Tom Clancy's Military Reference Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.
Date of Birth:April 12, 1947
Date of Death:October 1, 2013
Place of Birth:Baltimore, Maryland
Education:Loyola High School in Towson, Maryland, 1965; B.A. in English, Loyola College, 1969
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
relly like this book
Typical Clancy style that includes a history, how we got to where we are, and what the future may hold. No so much a list of attributes of fighter aircraft as it is how the munitions, technology, and supporting aircraft make the USAF the dominate force in the skies today. Multiple drawings and photos show up well on the Color Nook.
I read this book for the new information on the F-22 Raptor and Joint Strike Fighter Program. It delivers wonderfully and is very informative, without boring the reader to death.
Sorry. I love Clancy, but this is not his best. Too much of the book is like reading an encyclopedia. The early descriptions of each aircraft featured was interesting.