The Hunter Killers

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

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A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick fighter pilots who signed on for the suicidal, dangerous top-secret "Iron Hand" program during the Vietnam Warwhich used revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technologyfrom New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton.On July 24, 1965, Soviet advisors to North Vietnam launched an SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM), blowing an American F-4 Phantom out of the skythe first of several U.S. kills using this fearsome new technology. To counter this new weaponry, stunned Pentagon officials created a classified program"Iron Hand"that offered a small group of maverick pilots a chance to counter this deadly threat.Fifty years later, Dan Hampton provides a cockpit view of this highly classified military program that was a radical departure from practiced tactical jet aviationand carried a fifty-percent casualty rate. Yet despite the odds, a band of courageous, daring, and skilled pilotswarriors who took the name Wild Weaselsrisked their lives to save their Air Force brothers.Using first-hand accounts, declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, and featuring unpublished photographs, The Hunter Killers takes rea(more...)
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2014]
ISBN: 9781467602822
1467602825
Characteristics: audio file,ACLEP,rda
digital,non-volatile flash memory,rda
1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in

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