Wings of Fury : From Vietnam to the Gulf War the Astonishing True
They are America's best fighter pilots -- from the Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Heroes who push the envelope with their machines, their bodies, and the will to fight and win on their... WINGS OF FURY Here, these airborne warriors reveal themselves as never before. Ride shotgun with TOPGUN pilot Dale "Snort" Snodgrass as he becomes the first student pilot ever to land an F-14 Tomcat on an aircraft carrier. Silver Star winner Rob Graeter recalls a Cold War close call as he flew his F-15 Eagle over Soviet waters -- almost triggering World War III. Feel the adrenaline as Brian "Rocky" Fitzpatrick remembers test-flying the F/A-18 Hornet when it suddenly went haywire, leaving him with a crippled plane, a faulty parachute -- and a very long way down.... From the training grounds of Miramar to combat in Vietnam and Desert Storm, these are the stories of those who defend our skies -- and the dramatic evolution of modern air warfare.
- Electronic book text
- 11 May 2010
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- POCKET BOOKS
- United States
- 8 pg b-w insert
Stephen Coonts Honest, righteous, Wilcox's story contains everything but the G's. R.A. "Bob" Hoover author of "Forever Flying" A magnificent book....Readers will find themselves in the cockpit, understanding the will to fight and win.
About Robert K. Wilcox
Robert Wilcox is an award-winning author of five previous books, and a former journalist who served as an Air Force information officer in Vietnam.