Scream of eagles: the dramatic account of the U.S. Navy's Top Gun fighter pilots : how they took back the skies over Vietnam

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[1992]
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The mission: Become the most skilled, highly-trained, and deadliest fighter pilots in the world. The place: TOP GUN In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the U.S. 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. Utilizing actual enemy fighter planes in brutally realistic dogfights, the Top Gun instructors dueled their students and each other to achieve a lethal new level of fighting expertise. The training paid off. Combining the latest weaponry and technology, mental endurance, and razor-sharp instincts, the Top Gunners drove the Navy's kill ratio up to an astounding 12:1, dominating the skies over Vietnam. This gripping account takes you inside the cockpit for an adventure more explosive than any fiction -- in a dramatic true story of the legendary military school that has created the most dangerous fighter pilots the world has ever seen.
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ils:.b14623109BookBooksEnglishPocket Books, [1992]xiv, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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subject_facetFighter plane combat -- United States -- History
Navy Fighter Weapons School (U.S.) -- History
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American
title_displayScream of eagles : the dramatic account of the U.S. Navy's Top Gun fighter pilots : how they took back the skies over Vietnam
title_fullScream of eagles : the dramatic account of the U.S. Navy's Top Gun fighter pilots : how they took back the skies over Vietnam / Robert K. Wilcox
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Fighter plane combat
History
Vietnam War, 1961-1975