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The Resource The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton

The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton

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The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
Title
The hunter killers
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the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
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Dan Hampton
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Extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
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eng
Summary
Hampton ("Viper Pilot", a former U.S. Air Force pilot, offers an incongruous mixture of an in-the-cockpit air combat chronicle entwined with a detailed and opinionated analysis of the Vietnam War. The air-combat sections zero in on pilots who flew the U.S. aircraft known as Wild Weasels. These were most often F-105 and F-100 jet fighter bombers with new, secret electronic countermeasure equipment that detected, suppressed, and destroyed North Vietnamese missile and anti-aircraft sites. In these sections, Hampton uses the words of surviving Wild Weasel aviators to imaginatively recreate dramatic and dangerous missions over enemy territory. He focuses on the use of American air power in extensive but stuffy sections on the waras history, offering his opinions on the waras origins and the policymaking of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Hampton places the blame for the waras outcome on both civilian political leaders and the top military leadership, especially Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and Gen. William Westmoreland. The amost significant strategic error, a he says, was aneither recognizing nor admitting that the conflict was a civil war.a Hamptonas aviator action reconstructions are gripping, but their effectiveness is diminished by the drier sections of military history. (June) Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly Used with permission. --
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10430559
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Hampton, Dan
Dewey number
959.704/348
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Electronic warfare aircraft
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Electronic warfare aircraft
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • United States
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the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War
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The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-396) and index
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text
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Contents
Spring high -- Hitchhiker in a hailstorm -- Wild Weasel -- Charlie and SAM -- Hunter killers -- Make mud, not war -- A full day's work -- Year of the Monkey -- Warts on a frog -- Winds of change -- Death from above -- Appendix A. Wild Weasel combat losses, Vietnam-- 1965-1973 -- Appendix B. Aircraft loss tables -- Appendix C. The Bamboo Dragon : background notes on Ho Chi Minh, France, and the origins of the Vietnam War
Control code
1092017
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062375131
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015007013
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) i9780062375131
  • (OCoLC)891610308
Label
The hunter killers : the extraordinary story of the first Wild Weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spring high -- Hitchhiker in a hailstorm -- Wild Weasel -- Charlie and SAM -- Hunter killers -- Make mud, not war -- A full day's work -- Year of the Monkey -- Warts on a frog -- Winds of change -- Death from above -- Appendix A. Wild Weasel combat losses, Vietnam-- 1965-1973 -- Appendix B. Aircraft loss tables -- Appendix C. The Bamboo Dragon : background notes on Ho Chi Minh, France, and the origins of the Vietnam War
Control code
1092017
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062375131
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015007013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062375131
  • (OCoLC)891610308

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