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The Resource The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton, (large print)

The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton, (large print)

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The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
Title
The hunter killers
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the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
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Dan Hampton
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Extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
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eng
Summary
At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. From bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history. Vietnam, 1965: USAF Phantom jets were being blown from the sky by a mysterious weapon--a Soviet SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM), launched by Russian "advisors" to North Vietnam. The deadliest anti-aircraft threat in history was turning the tables of Cold War air superiority in favor of Soviet technology. Stunned and desperate, the Pentagon ordered a top-secret program called Wild Weasel I to counter the SAM problem--fast. So it came to be that a small group of maverick fighter pilots and Electronic Warfare Officers volunteered to fly behind enemy lines and into the teeth of the threat. To most it seemed a suicide mission--but they beat the door down to join. Those who survived the 50 percent casualty rate would revolutionize warfare forever. Based on unprecedented firsthand interviews with Wild Weasel veterans and previously unseen personal papers and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, as well as Dan Hampton's own experience as a highly decorated F-16 Wild Weasel pilot, this is a cockpit-level chronicle of the remarkable band of aviators who faced the advanced Soviet missile technology head-on.--From publisher description
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Hampton, Dan
Dewey number
959.7043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Electronic warfare aircraft
  • Large type books
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The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton, (large print)
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 536-547) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring high -- Hitchhiker in a hailstorm -- Wild Weasel -- Charlie and SAM -- Hunter killers -- Make mud, not war -- A full day's work -- Year of the Monkey -- Warts on a frog -- Winds of change -- Death from above -- Appendix A. Wild Weasel combat losses, Vietnam-- 1965-1973 -- Appendix B. Aircraft loss tables -- Appendix C. The Bamboo Dragon : background notes on Ho Chi Minh, France, and the origins of the Vietnam War
Control code
ocn911137795
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062392947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 536-547) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring high -- Hitchhiker in a hailstorm -- Wild Weasel -- Charlie and SAM -- Hunter killers -- Make mud, not war -- A full day's work -- Year of the Monkey -- Warts on a frog -- Winds of change -- Death from above -- Appendix A. Wild Weasel combat losses, Vietnam-- 1965-1973 -- Appendix B. Aircraft loss tables -- Appendix C. The Bamboo Dragon : background notes on Ho Chi Minh, France, and the origins of the Vietnam War
Control code
ocn911137795
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062392947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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