Lords of the Sky

Lords of the Sky

Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, From the Red Baron to the F-16

eBook - 2014
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By the USAF F-16 legend behind the bestselling memoir Viper Pilot, this is the first comprehensive history of fighter pilots and air combat—a unique, riveting look at the aces of the sky, their machines, their most daring missions, and the epic conflicts they shaped, from the trailblazing aviators of World War I to today's supersonic jetsLords of the Sky is a thrilling history of the fighter pilot, masterfully written by one of the most decorated aviators in American history. A twenty-year USAF veteran who flew more than 150 combat missions and received four Distinguished Flying Crosses, Lt. Colonel Dan Hampton draws on his singular firsthand knowledge, as well as groundbreaking research in aviation archives and rare personal interviews with little-known heroes, including veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. In a seamless, sweeping narrative, Lords of the Sky tells the extraordinary stories behind the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring...
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780062262103

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

As always, fighting men are instruments of policy, not the creators of it, ...

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

War, however, turns all fighting men into professionals, even if only temporarily.

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

Technology had always been key to German success.

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Dec 05, 2014

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

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SEBoiko
Nov 08, 2014

Assuming that your enemy will do as you expect is always dangerous,...

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tigershark855
Feb 18, 2015

Good overview of the history of air combat, and from a fighter pilot, no less. A very enjoyable book.

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JeanGuy2
Aug 07, 2014

A very well written concise history of all the notable combat pilots from the Great War to the second Iraq conflict. It will broaden your knowledge and give you interesting insights into their personalities and achievements.

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JeanGuy2
Aug 07, 2014

A very well written concise history of all the notable combat pilots from the Great War to the second Iraq conflict. It will broaden your knowledge and give you interesting insights into their personalities and achievements.

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Feb 18, 2015

tigershark855 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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