Lords Of The Sky: Fighter Pilots And Air Combat, From The Red Baron To The F-16 by Dan Hampton

Lords Of The Sky: Fighter Pilots And Air Combat, From The Red Baron To The F-16

byDan Hampton

Paperback | June 2, 2015

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The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation—a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the trailblazing aviators of World War I to today’s technologically expert warriors flying supersonic jets.

One of the most decorated fighter pilots in history, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton goes back 100 years to tell the extraordinary stories of the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend. Told in his acclaimed high-octane style, Lords of the Sky is a fresh and exhilarating look at the development of aviation for history and military buffs alike.

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Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years (1986–2006) in the United States Air Force. For his service in the Iraq War, Kosovo conflict, and first Gulf War, Col. Hampton received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Servic...

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Title:Lords Of The Sky: Fighter Pilots And Air Combat, From The Red Baron To The F-16Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.36 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062262092

ISBN - 13:9780062262097

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“Superbly written. Paints a vivid picture of the skills, scares, scars, and science of air combat brilliantly, weaving them into a fascinating historical fabric that embraces technology, history, and politics. Buffs and the general public will agree that this is a first in the field!”