Viper Pilot

Viper Pilot

A Memoir of Air Combat

Book - 2012
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Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying memoir of one of the most decorated F-16 pilots in American history: U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, who served for twenty years, flying missions in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War.

Both a rare look into the elite world of fighter pilots and a thrilling first-person account of contemporary air combat, Viper Pilot soars--a true story of courage, skill, and commitment that will thrill U.S. Special Forces buffs, aviation and military history aficionados, and fans of the novels of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012.
ISBN: 9780062130358
Branch Call Number: 358. 40092 HAM H
Characteristics: xi, 337 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports.

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Jan 23, 2013

I knew that I'd found a place where even the Elephant doesn't go.

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First In Last Out

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See the Elephant.

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wash98052
Aug 04, 2015

A natural read for any military aviation buff! As an F-16 fan, I've long been disturbed by the notion that the most maneuverable fighter of its era--the lithe-but-powerful F-16 Viper (Falcon) was being loaded down for what was described as CAS--Close Air Support. VIPER PILOT let me understand the primary role was on the ground was the ever-dangerous Wild Weasel SAM suppression mission of luring missiles to fire at the fighter, then taking them out before they can impact other American bombers, an enterprise hardly suited to its cousin, the F-15 Eagle! And the telling of Hampton's story is full of bravado, excitement and danger! Best Post-War airborne non-fiction
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fazybones
Mar 18, 2013

The best book I've read from a modern fighter pilot and his story is incredible. Only a chapter is dedicated to his training and the book goes right into his first mission flying in combat during the first Gulf War. Highly Recommended!!

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