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Viper pilot: a memoir of air combat

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Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying memoir of one of the most decorated F-16 pilots in American history: U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, who served for twenty years, flying missions in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War.

Both a rare look into the elite world of fighter pilots and a thrilling first-person account of contemporary air combat, Viper Pilot soars--a true story of courage, skill, and commitment that will thrill U.S. Special Forces buffs, aviation and military history aficionados, and fans of the novels of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown.

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subject_facet Electronic warfare aircraft -- United States
F-16 (Jet fighter plane)
Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Aerial operations, American
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Aerial operations, American
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American
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title_display Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat
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Biography & Autobiography
Electronic warfare aircraft
F-16 (Jet fighter plane)
Fighter pilots
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Nonfiction
Persian Gulf War, 1991