Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot

Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot

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By (author) Keith Rosenkranz, Foreword by Dick Cheney

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 325 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 24mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071400400
  • ISBN 13: 9780071400404
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 8pp photograph insert, glossary, sources, index
  • Sales rank: 265,346

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During Operation Desert Storm, Captain Keith Rosenkranz piloted his F-16 "Viper" in 30 combat missions. Here he recounts these experiences in searing, "you-are-there" detail, giving readers one of the most riveting depictions ever written of man and machine at war.

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Captain Keith Rosenkranz was a top-rated flight instructor and, subsequently, Top Gun in F-16 fighter training. He served in South Korea and then flew 30 combat missions--the bulk of them at night--during the Gulf War. Rosenkranz scored ten maverick missle kills on the infamous "Highway of Death." He was awarded four Air Medals and two Aerial Achievement Medals. He is currently a pilot for a major airline and lives with his family in Texas. His e-mail address is ROSEYF16@GMAIL.COM. For more information about this book, visit www.viperinthestorm.com.

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"From the Foreword by Vice President Richard Cheney (then former Secretary of Defense): "Vipers in the Storm" accurately reflects the decisive role that the United States Air Force played in defeating Saddam Hussein's military and liberating Kuwait. It is a superb account of modern air warfare. Most of all, it is a reminder of how enormously fortunate we are that there are young Americans like Keith Rosenkranz able and willing to defend the nation.

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THE INSIDE STORY OF THE DESERT STORM AERIAL WARFARE, TOLD BY ONE OF ITS HEROES During Operation Desert Storm, the author piloted his F-16 in 30 combat missions, from the bombing of Iraq's nuclear research facility to attacks on the notorious "Highway of Death." In "Vipers in the Storm, " he recounts these experiences in searing "you-are-there" detail, giving readers one of the most riveting depictions ever written of man and machine at war. "Vipers in the Storm" accurately reflects the decisive role that the United States Air Force played in defeating Saddam Hussein's military and liberating Kuwait. It is a superb account of modern air warfare. Most of all, it is a reminder of how enormously fortunate we are that there are young Americans like Keith Rosenkranz able and willing to defend the nation. -- from the Foreword by Vice President Dick Cheney

Table of contents

Foreword by Vice President Richard Cheney Green Flag Oil and Water Viper The Storm Gathers Waiting for Saddam First Leg Incredible Journey In Country Unexpected Transfer Grounded Black Widow LANTIRNT actics and Morale T-Rack Steps In Belonging Thanksgiving Comes-and Goes Crowded Skies We Own the Night A New Year Fallen Warrior The Inevitable War Begins Defining Moment Mission From Hell Mother of All Battles Phase Two The Mailman Delivers Patriotism Friendly Fire Killer Scouts Edge of the Envelope Maverick Proposal for Peace Play Time"Altitude...Altitude"Highway of Death Welcome Home Afterthoughts Acknowledgments Glossary Sources Index