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Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat
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Published:
New York : William Morrow, c2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
337 pages : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Biography
B H2322v
Green Hills - Adult Biography
B H2322v
Hermitage - Adult Biography
B H2322v
Description

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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062130358, 0062130358, 9780062130341 (pbk.), 006213034X (pbk.)

Notes

General Note
Includes index.
General Note
"One of America's deadliest F-16 aviators"-- Dust jacket.
Description
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. Hampton spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad. In the war that followed, he earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor. With manned missions rapidly giving way to remote-controlled UAV drones, Viper Pilot may be the last memoir by a true hero of the skies.--From publisher description.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Hampton, D. (2012). Viper pilot: a memoir of air combat. New York: William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hampton, Dan. 2012. Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat. New York: William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hampton, Dan, Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat. New York: William Morrow, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hampton, Dan. Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat. New York: William Morrow, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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