Black Aces High

Black Aces High

The Story of A Modern Fighter Squadron at War

Book - 2004
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An account of a modern fighter squadron at war describes dangerous bombing missions over Kosovo while revealing the human side of its aviators.

McMillan Palgrave
In 1999, when Serbia attacked the small country of Kosovo, the USS Roosevelt was steaming through the Mediterranean. In a matter of days, thirty pilots-veterans and rookies alike-were about to become the lethal tip of a fast, furious, high-tech knife. And the Black Aces Squadron VF-41-a team of mechanics, technicians, electronic warfare specialists-would plunge their weapon into the heart of the enemy...

This extraordinary book takes us into the world of Naval aviation in action: the training, launching, dog-fighting and the feeling of a multi-million dollar F-14A Tomcat pushed literally to its breaking point. From a harrowing account of a pilot's ejection from an exploding plane to the deadly cat-and-mouse games the F-14s played with deadly enemy forces on the ground, BLACK ACES HIGH straps us into the cockpit, hurtles us through SAM-laced night skies, and goes behind the scenes to meet the flesh-and-blood men and women whose skill and courage reinvented warfare-just when we needed it most...


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An account of a modern naval fighter squadron from the USS Roosevelt at war describes dangerous bombing missions over Kosovo while revealing the human side of its aviators. Reprint.

Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's, c2004
ISBN: 9780312997083
0312997086
Characteristics: p ; cm

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