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The Resource Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton

Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton

Label
Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat
Title
Viper pilot
Title remainder
a memoir of air combat
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hampton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From 1986 to 2006, Lt. Col. Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, the elite Air Force fighter squadrons whose mission is recognized as the most dangerous job in modern air combat. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. They must skillfully evade being shot down--and then return to destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow. Today these vital missions are more hazardous than direct air-to-air engagement with enemy aircraft. Hampton's record number of strikes on high-value targets make him the most lethal F-16 Wild Weasel pilot in American history. Hampton spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad. In the war that followed, he earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor. With manned missions rapidly giving way to remote-controlled UAV drones, Viper Pilot may be the last memoir by a true hero of the skies.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hampton, Dan
Dewey number
  • 358.40092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG626.2.H335
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fighter pilots
  • F-16 (Jet fighter plane)
  • United States
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Electronic warfare aircraft
Label
Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "One of America's deadliest F-16 aviators"-- Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Angel of death -- YGBSM -- Cold war and hot times -- The elephant -- Fly like an Egyptian -- Patchwearer -- Intermission -- Shock and awe -- Sandstorm -- The valley of the shadow -- SAMbush -- ELI 33 -- Endgame
Control code
ocn777621138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780062130341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012016117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o777621138
  • (OCoLC)777621138
Label
Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat, Dan Hampton
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "One of America's deadliest F-16 aviators"-- Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Angel of death -- YGBSM -- Cold war and hot times -- The elephant -- Fly like an Egyptian -- Patchwearer -- Intermission -- Shock and awe -- Sandstorm -- The valley of the shadow -- SAMbush -- ELI 33 -- Endgame
Control code
ocn777621138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780062130341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012016117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o777621138
  • (OCoLC)777621138

Library Locations

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