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The Resource Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton

Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton

Label
Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat
Title
Viper pilot
Title remainder
a memoir of air combat
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hampton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 358.40092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "One of America's deadliest F-16 aviators"-- Dust jacket
Contents
Prologue: Angel of death -- YGBSM -- Cold war and hot times -- The elephant -- Fly like an Egyptian -- Patchwearer -- Intermission -- Shock and awe -- Sandstorm -- The valley of the shadow -- SAMbush -- ELI 33 -- Endgame
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
337 p., [4] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780062130341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012016117
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "One of America's deadliest F-16 aviators"-- Dust jacket
Contents
Prologue: Angel of death -- YGBSM -- Cold war and hot times -- The elephant -- Fly like an Egyptian -- Patchwearer -- Intermission -- Shock and awe -- Sandstorm -- The valley of the shadow -- SAMbush -- ELI 33 -- Endgame
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
337 p., [4] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780062130341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012016117
Other physical details
ill., map

Library Locations

    • Jericho Public LibraryBorrow it
      1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY, 11753, US
      40.793548 -73.535164
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