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On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat.
When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets like the F-4 Phantom to their will and learn how to dogfight all over again.
- ISBN-13: 9780316416283
- ISBN-10: 0316416282
- Publisher: Hachette Books
- Publish Date: March 2020
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
- Page Count: 320