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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

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

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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
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hampton
Title variation
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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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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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DLC
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Hampton, Dan
Dewey number
959.704/348
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Electronic warfare aircraft
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Electronic warfare aircraft
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Military / General
Target audience
adult
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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-396) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
ocn891610308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062375131
Lccn
2015007013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1181883
  • (Sirsi) o891610308
  • (OCoLC)891610308
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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
ocn891610308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062375131
Lccn
2015007013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1181883
  • (Sirsi) o891610308
  • (OCoLC)891610308

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