The real Top Gun - the dramatic account of the US Navy's fighter pilots and how they took back the skies over Vietnam
In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the US Navy's kill ratio had fallen to 2:1 - a deadly decline in pilot combat effectiveness. To improve the odds, a corps of hardened fighter pilots founded the Fighter Weapons School, a.k.a. Top Gun. Utilising actual enemy fighter planes in brutally realistic dogfights, the Top Gun instructors dueled with their students and each other to achieve a lethal new level of fighting expertise. The training paid off and the Top Gunners dominated the skies over Vietnam.
This gripping account takes you inside the cockpit for an adventure more explosive than any fiction, in the dramatic true story of the legendary military school that has created the most dangerous fighter pilots the world had ever seen.
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"Gripping narrative....Wilcox is very good at describing the three-dimensional world of dogfighting....Exciting." -- "Publishers Weekly"
About Robert K Wilcox
Robert K Wilcox is the award-winning, bestselling author of such military works as WINGS OF FURY, JAPAN'S SECRET WAR and BLACK ACES HIGH. He has also reported for the New York Times. During the Vietnam War, he served as an Air Force information officer.
Scream of Eagles by Robert K Wilcox
Robert K Wilcox
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